Raven from Chicago, IL

Studying for a new career! I need tuition, supplies and a uniform.

I'll be starting classes soon to become an aesthetician. I need to make a deposit for tuition and basic supplies to enroll in classes and get started on my career.


I am a 50 years transgender woman who is transitioning her career from working in the HIV/AIDS field to being an aesthetician. I am currently enrolled at G Skin and will be starting classes at the end of June. I am currently working with Chicago House's employment program.

My goals are to get my license and to work in a clinical setting with a dermatologist. I would like to be self sufficient and successful. I know that I will be good in this career.

I need funds to cover my tuition costs (which includes a kit of all the supplies I need) as well as an uniform. I am starting classes at the end of summer and I need to pay my deposit.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to start classes on time. I will also be able to start looking for potential employers because I will be enrolled in the program.

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This need has been validated by Amelia from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

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Validated by Amelia from Chicago House and Social Service Agency (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Raven for the last 7 months through Chicago House's Employment Services program. Raven has gone through our TransWorks program to further her career options. She meets with me biweekly to apply for jobs, update her resume and create cover letters. We have been working together for the past couple months to get her enrolled in an aesthetician school and she was recently accepted. Raven is very ambitious and works really hard to make her goals a reality. I would love to see her get this money so she can start school.

About Amelia

I work in the Employment Services Department as a Career Specialist Intern. I have been here for 8 months and will be here until September 2015. The employment services department works with individuals who are experiencing a disability, and/or homeless. We also work with individuals who identify… Read more

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