Levert from Chicago, IL

Back to work in IT customer service! I need my CompTIA A+ cert. to apply to jobs.

Once I pass the CompTIA A+ exam, I will be so much closer to reaching my goals. I need help with the exam fee & some transportation to make it happen!


I am a 53-year-old fry cook looking to change careers. I recently fell on hard times financially, so I am currently enrolled in an IT course hoping to improve my life by switching fields and becoming a better citizen.

My goals are to gain employment in the IT Customer Service field with a large technology company. I'm excited for the opportunity to fix computers and work with people. With this career change, I can find better housing and more job opportunities.

I need to take the CompTIA A+ exam and have access to affordable public transportation. Once I pass the exam, I will be closer to reaching my goals. I am currently working part-time, and my hours have been cut now that I'm in class. My two-hour work commute is expensive and eats most of my paycheck, so raising the money for my exam fee and travel expenses would help ease a heavy burden.

Meeting this need will help me because passing the exam will help me find a better job so I can get better housing, pay back my bills, and live with fewer worries. I'm excited to embark on my career change!

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

I met Levert through Center for Changing Lives' new CompTIA A+ class. He has been working with us to accomplish his employment and financial goals, and has even secured a part-time job. I know that Levert is a hard worker, a kind person, and very deserving of the new career he is determined to have. He's worried about losing his job because of coming to class, so help with the exam fee and transportation would alleviate his fears.

About Kayla

I am a Housing and Financial Coach with Center for Changing Lives. I partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor… Read more