Miles

Miles from Tucson, AZ

I'm a 1st generation immigrant to the US. I need a basic computer for my classroom.

I help out refugees and other immigrants to get into training and employment. A basic laptop will help me further my mission of helping others.

My need and situation

I am a 55-year-old immigrant who came to the US back in 2015. In my job, I help out refugees and other immigrants to get into training and employment that will lead to their self sufficiency in the US.

My goals are to become a certified teacher for high school students. I am currently enrolled at the U of A College of Education full time. Teaching is my passion. I taught English in my home country for 11 years and obtaining my certification will allow me to continue teaching here in the US. Also, my ambition is to reunite with my wife and children in the US.

I need a laptop in order to help in my school assignments and research. Having a laptop is a communication tool that unites my classmates and my academic community. It is the only way, because everything is posted online.

Getting a laptop will allow me to complete my classes for my teacher's certification. As a certified teacher, I hope I will obtain sustainable employment and family sustaining wages. This will enable me to integrate successfully into American society.

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I have been working with Henri for the 1 1/2 years now. In our work, we share the same clientele in trying to help them with their training and employment through the One Stop. Henri has done a lot for our clients and has been a real advocate for them too. Henri is pursuing his education now in order to better himself and to one day have his family here with him. He needs full time employment and by having a laptop, he will be able to reach this goal by being on top of his school work.

About Byron

I am a Workforce Development Specialist employed by the Tucson Urban League to work at the Pima County One-Stop Career Center. I am part of an inter-agency team providing career development services for adult job seekers. I assist participants to develop an individual employment plan based on an… Read more