Michael from Chicago, IL

I was offered my dream job but I need a driver's license to take it.

I never had a driver's license before, so I need to take a class so I can get my license & take the job. This will help me move out of homelessness.


The roads are ready for Michael! Oct 7, 2015

Check out the latest update from Michael's validator at Inspiration Corporation, Shayna:

"Thanks to all of the generous donors, Michael was able to take a Driver's Education Course. I am delighted to report that Michael completed the course and successfully obtained his driver's license. We are excited about the employment and independence this new skill will bring him. Thank you again!"


My name is Michael and I am 48 and currently unemployed. I have been working with Inspiration Corporation's Employment program.

My goal is to find employment working with animals. I was offered a job driving the horse carriages downtown.

I need a driver's license in order to take this job. I have virtually no driving experience and very little access to practice. I already have my driving permit but I want to take a short driving class for behind the wheel experience before taking the driving exam.

Meeting this need will help me because this is my dream job and I only have one chance at it! I have a disability case pending but would rather work. This may be my only chance.

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Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation (What does this mean?)

I have known Michael through the employment project here at Inspiration Corporation. Michael has shown great dedication to pursuing and achieving his employment goals through graduating from Inspiration's intensive 4-week employment preparation training course. Michael was recently offered a job as a driver on the horse carriages in downtown Chicago but needs a license to accept this position. It would be wonderful to see Michael obtain the funding help needed to go to driving school and be able to pursue this opportunity.

About Shayna

I am the Resource Specialist at Inspiration Corporation, an organization that focuses on increasing self-sufficiency and employment in populations affected with homelessness and poverty. My work is to provide support to our participants in achieving personal goals through connecting them with… Read more