Juwon from Brooklyn, NY

Father of two looking to build job skills. I need a laptop to attend online courses!

With a laptop I can access the online trainings that I need for employment. With the pandemic, home internet access is essential to me.


I am a 23 year old father of two. I've been trying to get a job, but it has been really difficult because I lack the skills and certificates needed for the jobs I am interested in. I have completed job readiness workshops, but not the necessary trainings needed for employment.

My goals are to become financially stable so that I can support my family. I would like to get an apartment for my girlfriend, two kids and myself.

I need a laptop or a Chromebook in order to enroll in an online training. The majority of the trainings I am interested in require either a laptop or a Chromebook to enroll and participate. I am interested in the OSHA 40 and security training.

Meeting this need will help me because it will provide me the opportunity to participate and successfully complete the training or trainings. I will be able to gain the knowledge and skills needed to get a good job.

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

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PO Ruiz


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

I have been supervising Juwon for almost 2 years. He is a very respectful young man and is receptive towards my directives and suggestions. He completed a job readiness program on his phone, but it was difficult. I believe it is vitally important for Juwon to receive this grant in order to help him fulfill his need. This will allow him to enroll and participate in a training or trainings that will provide him the opportunity to obtain employment. In doing so, he will work towards meeting the financial needs of his family and ensure they have a bright future.

About PO Ruiz

I am a NYC Probation Officer. I have been a Probation Officer for seven years. My job is to help build stronger and safer communities by working with and supervising people on probation. I am part of a special unit called ACE (All Can Excel). ACE was created to work with the young adult… Read more

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