Mike from Oakland, CA

I'm an adult learner ready to push myself forward. A laptop will help me get there.

An education is crucial to helping me achieve self-sufficiency. I need support in purchasing a laptop for my studies.

My need and situation

I am a 37-year-old male who continues to work hard to maintain my sobriety from drugs and alcohol. I am currently working toward improving my life status and achieving self-sufficiency.

My goal is to go back to college and obtain a law degree. I would use it to serve others by educating them about their rights and providing legal assistance when necessary. Going back to school will also allow me to establish a career and support myself better in the future.

I need support in purchasing a laptop for my studies. As you are aware, schools are increasingly moving to electronic modes and I want to ensure that I can keep up in class and submit all my assignments on time.

Meeting this need will help me because It will make an incredible difference in my future. Going back to school will allow me to work on my financial self-sufficiency and can help me secure more permanent housing.

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Thank you for helping Mike fund this need.

$149of $450

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This need has been validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project (What does this mean?)

I know Mike thorough Albany, Project HOPE which is a program designed to assist homeless individual in Albany, CA. I met him in mid-April as a result of him calling our program hotline in need of assistance in housing. He had nothing but the clothes on his back and a sincere desire to get back into the workforce and become self-sufficient. Although he had not been on the streets long, it was enough to motivate Mike to "step up" and work hard toward achieving his long term goal, one step at a time. He has indicated to me that he wants to go back to school to obtain a law degree to help himself and others with legal issues that could be barriers to their goals. With a laptop, he can take that step towards his educational goals.

About Maria

I am a Shelter Plus Care Case Manager. My program serves adults who are homeless and disabled. I work with them to locate and secure housing in the area. Once housed, I work together with the client to retain their housing and thrive. The participants I work with motivate me. Their stories, their… Read more