We mourn the loss of Benevolent team member Kyle Kehus. Gifts to help someone in need will honor his legacy.

Carol from Chicago, IL

With a laptop, I can build computer skills and search for a job from home!

Health troubles have kept me from working, but now I'm building computer skills through a course at CCL. I'm ready to get back in the job market!

My need and situation

I am a 63-year-old woman, seeking computer training, so that I can get back into the workforce after suffering from 2 strokes.

My goals are to complete the Microsoft Office Specialist certification through the Center for Changing Lives, so that I can find a job in an administrative role.

I need a laptop so that I can look for jobs and practice my computer skills when I am at home.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to practice my computer skills at home. I feel that if I were able to practice my computer skills at home I could master Microsoft Word and Excel.

$0of $500


Be the first to help

53 days remaining



This need has been validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives



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

I have been working with Carol for almost a year. When she came in, she had very few computer skills; now she can comfortably access and browse the internet and has an understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite. I believe that if Cheryl were to get a laptop she would be able to prepare for and pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam.

About Peter

I am an Employment Coach at the Center for Changing Lives. My job involves partnering with our clients to set and achieve goals. I work specifically with our client in our Information Technology training program. This is a 32 week long course, in which our students walk away with an industry… Read more