Tyreal from Queens, New York

While being caretaker for my son, I am looking for a job and working on my GED

A laptop will enable me to take online GED courses, and complete job applications.

My need and situation

I'm a single father who's trying to do better for my son. I currently reside in a shelter in Queens, and they have a strict curfew policy which makes it hard to go to the library to use their computers. I also have a pre-paid phone through public assistance. My phone only works under WIFI, which makes it hard to search for schools and employment. A laptop would be a big help in searching for employment. I want to obtain my GED so I can seek employment to support my son. A laptop will let me do both much easier because it's so hard to search on my pre-paid phone. This would make a big difference!

My goal is to get my GED so I can apply for employment to take care of my son. With the accessibility of a laptop I plan on applying to multiple jobs including Amazon Warehouse, who hires on the spot if a laptop is available. I want to be a role model to my son by gaining my GED and finding employment. I want him to understand that I have made mistakes in life, but wants to change my life around.

I need a laptop as it will make it easier to obtain my GED as well as my search for new employment.

Meeting this need will help me because it will allow me to be more accessible for jobs without the need of WIFI only. I can constantly apply for jobs as well as be able to edit my resume after I obtain my GED.

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This need has been validated by PO Rivera from NYC Department of Probation

PO Rivera


Validated by PO Rivera from NYC Department of Probation (What does this mean?)

I am Tyreal's Probation Officer. He has expressed to me his interest in obtaining his GED as well as his consistent searching for employment opportunities. He is currently unemployed, resides in a shelter, and has a inoperable phone therefore, he has no access to any computers. Even though he can go to his local library, the curfew at this shelter is very tight, and he is also the caretaker of his son. If Tyreal is granted a laptop, he could easily access the internet to obtain his GED with online classes, and have a greater chance to make a better life for him and his son.

About PO Rivera

I am a Probation Officer that's here to supervise offenders and released prisoners in the community and to help them lead law-abiding lives.