Anna from Tucson, AZ

On my way to a career as a Dental Hygienist. A basic laptop will help me get there!

I need a laptop in order to complete my assignments and earn my certification. I do not live near a library, so this very much needed.


Update from Anna and Byron, her validator Apr 10, 2019

Byron, Anna's validator, shared an important update from Anna. Instead of focusing on a laptop at this time, Anna will spend her Benevolent funds on work clothes. Anna says:

"At this time, I’m currently in need of work clothes since I’m a full-time employee, coming out of pocket for school on top of my everyday living expenses. Appropriate work attire is essential for a professional career and bright future. I feel that it would highly benefit me by having more options of professional clothing, since I currently I have very few."

Thank you so much to everyone who gave to support Anna and her professional goals.


I am a 24 year old soon to be college student looking to pursue a career as a Dental Hygienist. I have already attended school for Dental Assisting, but am looking to further my education. I am currently unemployed but looking for full-time work.

My goals are to finish school with the best grades possible and to graduate top of my class. I would like to become a Dental Hygienist because I know its a field where I help people with their smiles. I know how much a smile can affect a persons confidence and help with their self esteem, and would like to be a part of that.

I need a laptop in order to complete my assignments. Most of our interactions with instructors and peers will be online. I do not live near a library, so this very much needed.

Meeting this need will help me because it will assist me with being on top of all my school work. It will allow me to be flexible that way I could do homework from home and still maintain a full time job. Thank you!

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This need has been validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center (What does this mean?)

I met Anna through Arizona @ Work Pima County. She is going through our services in order to attend the Dental Hygienist program at Pima Community College. She has 2 years experience as a Dental Assistant and wants to continue on in this career path. Assistance with the laptop will be beneficial in that she lives to far from any available computer resource to efficiently complete her course work. This will be a huge barrier for her to overcome and once it has, she can focus her attention on her classes and 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