Laurie from Tucson, Arizona

My disability prevents me from communting. A laptop would let me keep teaching!

I have a passion for education, but my disability has been a roadblock. I need a laptop ito teach math and language arts to my future students.

My need and situation

I am a disabled, retired teacher who taught in the field for over 15 years. I have taught in Istanbul, England, the TUSD school system, the Sunnyside school system and the prisons.

My goals are to tutor people who have not received their high school diploma, to teach college students who are struggling in their course or disabled people who need extra help. I like to see people succeed and feel confident about themselves.

I need a laptop in order to communicate and to teach math and language arts to my future students. I am not able to teach in person because of my disability so having this will allow me to still do what I love.

Meeting this need will help me because since my small income is used for my caregiving, it will allow me to bring in extra income to purchase other necessities such as internet and transportation.

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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 Laurie through Arizona @ Work Pima County attending our work programs. She is looking to continue her passion as a teacher and wanted to access our resources for her goal. She has tutored students free but found out that she doesn't have the equipment to do so. By obtaining this laptop, she will be able to comfortably continue her occupation as a teacher and to reach out to many minds.

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