Lee from Chicago, IL

I'm a 1st generation college student paying my way. Bus passes will help me get to my job!

I need assistance covering 3 months of bus passes in order to get to and from my new position.


I'm a Digital Literacy Instructor. Before I started this position, I studied Sociology as a first generation college student, and I completed a non-profit fellowship and several jobs and internships in government and non profits.

As a Digital Literacy Instructor, my goal is to teach students the digital literacy skills that will help them find jobs and reach economic stability. I aim to do this by creating and developing class content that has direct, real life applicability.

I need $685.50 to cover 3 months of Metra and CTA Link-Up passes in order to get to and from my position. A monthly Metra pass costs $173.50/month, and a monthly CTA Link-Up Pass costs $55/month. These monthly costs are difficult to budget while living on my modest stipend.

These funds would not only help me to get to and from new position, but by meeting this need I can also use the remainder of my budget toward more aggressive payment of private student loans. My private loans are currently my biggest expense, and since graduating college I have only been able to afford paying the absolute minimum amount every month. Meeting this need would mitigate this stressor so I can focus more of my energy on digital literacy tasks.

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

Lee has been working with CCL as an Digital Literacy Americorps for 1 month and has already proven to be a tremendous asset to the organization! Lee is thorough and passionate about providing quality services to CCL members and travels great lengths, literally and figuratively, to do so. I know that receiving these funds would make a real difference to them and would alleviate stress, allowing Lee to focus on what matters to them.

About Kayla

I am a Housing and Financial Coach with Center for Changing Lives. I partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor… Read more