Charles from Chicago, IL

I'm working towards my GED and I need transportation passes to get to class!

I'm well on my way to getting my GED. Funding for transportation to my prep class will go a long way in helping me reach my goals!


Charles wanted to say, "Thank You!" Jun 23, 2014

I just received my transit passes and am really excited. I can finally travel to my GED classes without stress, and can now also focus on applying for more jobs. Thank you so much!


I am 48 and currently homeless, but continually work temporary labor positions. I am also going to school to obtain my GED.

My goals are to finish my GED, get a full-time position, and find housing.

I need transportation funding so I can attend the 12 weeks of classes I need in order to be ready to take my GED at the end of the summer.

Meeting this need will help me because right now I am in and out of work due to class time conflicts, so I'm having to drain the little savings I have in order to pay for transportation to get across the city to the classes I signed up for. I know that once I get my GED there will be many more job opportunities. This is just a stepping stone until I am able to further my education even more.

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Thank you for helping Charles fund this need.

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This need has been validated by Abby from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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Validated by Abby from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center (What does this mean?)

I have known Charles since I was interning at the EDSSC for my MSW internship two years ago. Charles is a very hard worker and is very motivated to make improvements in his life. Charles and I work on his goals of housing, employment, and education and will continue to do so until these goals are reached!

About Abby

My work as Associate Director involves helping individuals on their path toward self-sufficiency through the coordination of case management and supportive services. I enjoy working closely with individuals toward goal setting and achievement. Watching people's lives change because of resource… Read more

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