Jennifer from Chicago, IL

I want to set an example for my daughter and start my own business.

I've been in the employment program at CFCL for 6 months; now I'm ready to start a photography business. I need a camera and laptop to get started!

My need and situation

I am a single mother of one beautiful daughter. I have been working with the Center for Changing Lives for about six months in their employment program, and I am trying start my own photography business.

My goal is to start my own business where I get to photograph families, be a part of their happy moments, and help them remember those times!

I need a camera and a small laptop. The camera to take the photos, and a laptop to edit the photos.

Meeting this need will help me because I would actually be able to take photos, eventually being able to start my own business. This will help me start my path to my dream, and inspire my daughter to also follow her dreams.

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

Jennifer has been working with the Center for Changing Lives since early 2019. In that time she has gained a full time job, and is currently working with our financial team on paying down student debt, and building credit. If Jennifer were to get a camera we know that she would be able to achieve her goals because of her dedication and outgoing personality.

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