Jarome from Bronx, New York

Getting my GED and looking to find work. A laptop and dress clothes will help.

While I work to get my GED a basic laptop will be a big help. Later, dress clothes and hygiene products will let me interview for work confidently.

My need and situation

My name is Jarome, I am a 18-year-old male and live with my older brother. I am currently unemployed and taking classes so I can earn my GED. I have issues finding employment because I don't have dress clothes or dress shoes and don't have my high school diploma.

My goal is to earn my GED so I can find employment in maintenance. Another goal of mine is to have income coming in so I can support myself and earn enough money to get my own place.

I need dress clothes and shoes for my interviews. I need t-shirts, sneakers, underwear, deodorant etc. all everyday essentials for good hygiene. My Probation Officer and I estimate this will cost around $175. I also need a laptop ($275) so I can study for my GED and apply for jobs.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be prepared and have everything I need for job interviews. It will also help if I can have good hygiene. I want to be able to smell good when I go to the interviews.

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

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

I know Jerome through P.O. Mayes and also from working with him in group. Jerome has been making a great effort in trying to change his life around by trying to earn his high school diploma and also by trying to find employment on a daily basis. We have also been issuing the client with metro cards for transportation for some of his interviews. I believe the donations will benefit the client a lot and help him get back on his feet and help him stay out of trouble.

About PO Jelani

My job title is Probation Officer Assistant. My work involves providing help for clients that are on probation with comprehensive case management services. The services include finding programs that is best suited for the client including mandated programs by the courts. I also assist clients in… Read more