Gene from Brooklyn, NY

I'm working toward a degree and a brighter future. I need help towards tuition!

I was laid off last year & the pandemic hasn't helped. I don't quality for state/federal grants, so I need help to fund my criminal justice degree.


I am a 34 year-old male / college student. Who was laid off from work as a shift supervisor in the Brooklyn Navy Yard since December 25th of last year (2019). I’ve been trying to get a job but have had difficulty due to physical problems, and the availability of work caused by the Pandemic.

My goal is to obtain a bachelor degree in criminal Justice, so that I be able to land a good career in order to become debt free. I also hope to one day start a family in a safe and loving environment.

I need money to help pay for my college tuition. I have been notified via my college that I don’t qualify for Tap/Pell grants at the last minute, and have given me the outstanding balance to pay for both Fall & Spring semesters.

Meeting this need will help me because it will help me to continue to achieve a higher education. It would better position me into securing a career that I need. It would also secure a future for myself and my family to live a quality-based law abiding life.

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

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

I have known Mr. Gene for a little bit over a year now since his case was transferred to me from a Departing PO. I have been working with Gene on providing him with resources on obtaining employment and attending numerous workshops, such as employment works, education workshop etc...

About PO Payoute

My job title is a NYC Probation officer. I started working here back in 2017 coming from working with the homeless population. I really like and enjoy helping people. Part of my Job here at probation is to help lowering the recidivate rate and help clients not going through the prison pipeline… Read more