Kumari from Berkeley, CA

Rebuilding my career in the US. Becoming a notary public will help me get hired!

I'm a Sri Lankan and US citizen. I need to become a notary public to be more competitive in the job market.


Kumari passed her notary public exam! Mar 8, 2016

Laura, Kumari's validator, just reached out with an INCREDIBLE update! Kumari took all of the notary public classes in February and just received a letter informing her she passed the exam! Thank you to everyone who helped fund Kumari in this endeavor.

The way you give truly is transforming.


I am a Sri Lankan and US citizen. Before coming to the USA, I had 18 years experience as a lawyer. Now in the USA, I have recently received my paralegal certification so that I can begin building my career here.

My goal is to find employment, preferably as a paralegal or in clerical work at a law office. This would allow me to build my legal career in the USA and secure permanent housing.

I need to become a notary public to become more competitive in the job market. With my experience in addition to being a notary public I would have a excellent chance of getting hired.

Meeting this need will help me because it would give me an edge over others applying for the same positions as well as open up more job opportunities. Additionally, once I am employed, I will be able to get my own apartment.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Kumari fund this need.

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Need funded!

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This need has been validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Recent supporters

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Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Kumari for 1 month. She is very motivated to secure a job and meets with me weekly. It would be great to see her receive the help she needs to bring her one step closer to her goals.

About Maria

I am a Shelter Plus Care Case Manager. My program serves adults who are homeless and disabled. I work with them to locate and secure housing in the area. Once housed, I work together with the client to retain their housing and thrive. The participants I work with motivate me. Their stories, their… Read more

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