Irene from Chicago, IL

I'm pursuing a certification in IT. With bus passes I'll be able to finish my program

Having access to reliable transportation will help me find a part-time job while I receive my certification.

My need and situation

I am a 24-year-old IT professional. I'm currently pursuing my CompTIA A + certification at the Center for Changing Lives. The CompTIA A+ certification would allow me to move up in my career. Along with getting my certification, I am also volunteering at the Center for Changing Lives as an Instructor's Aide.

My goals are to find employment in my field. I also, want to pursue other certifications that will allow me to grow in the IT industry.

I need funds for public transportation in the City of Chicago. Having access to reliable transportation would allow me to get to and from my volunteer site as well as a part time job that I am pursuing until I receive my certification.

Meeting this need will help me because it would allow me to be a reliable volunteer to the students in class. And, it is valuable experience that I am gaining which I would be able to add to my resume.

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This need has been validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives

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Validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Irene for a little over a month. In that time she has shown tremendous commitment to her personal goals, as well as the Center for Changing Lives. Having IT Help Desk in class, she is a great asset to our class, and brings real life experience to the room. If Irene where to receive assistance with transportation, I know it would help relieve the stress she may feel at times to get her, and ensure she can remain a useful member of the class!

About Peter

I am an Employment Coach at the Center for Changing Lives. My job involves partnering with our clients to set and achieve goals. I work specifically with our client in our Information Technology training program. This is a 32 week long course, in which our students walk away with an industry… Read more