Peter

I am an Employment Coach at the Center for Changing Lives. My job involves partnering with our clients to set and achieve goals. I work specifically with our client in our Information Technology training program. This is a 32 week long course, in which our students walk away with an industry credential, the A+ certification, and college credit.
I enjoy working with clients on achieving their goals around employment. It is exciting to see our clients working towards a job where they can make a living wage!

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Center for Changing Lives Center for Changing Lives
Center for Changing Lives provides comprehensive support to serve, empower and advocate for community residents experiencing homelessness and housing instability so they may obtain and maintain permanent housing.

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Zack from Chicago, IL

Studying for a career in IT! A laptop will help me get a job with a living wage.

I'm ready for a better-paying career in Information Technology. I just need a basic laptop to complete my program and get a job! More

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Tea from Chicago, IL

Getting back on my feet. Bus passes to & from class will let me start a career in IT.

Having public transportation to and from classes is the one thing that will help me on my path towards a new career. More

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Reginald from Chicago, IL

Disabled vet studying for a career in IT. I just need a laptop to get there!

I am a Marine Corps disabled veteran, with two honorable discharges. I have two artificial hips, and I am currently unemployed. More

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Funded on 12/22/2016

Bob from Chicago, IL

I'm training in IT. A few months' help getting to classes will let me start a new career!

I need temporary assistance that would allow me to traveling back and forth to my training sites for six months until I complete the training program. More

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Doug from Chicago, IL

Veteran overcoming homelessness. Bus passes will help me find work!

I need transportation assistance for the job hunt hunt and hopefully my first few weeks of work. More

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Harvey from Chicago, IL

I'm training for a career in IT. A basic laptop will help me graduate!

I'm determined to excel in the IT field, and a laptop will help me save valuable time going to the library and complete my program at home. More

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Randy from Chicago, IL

Hoping to get a job in IT. I need bus passes to get to/from my training program.

My goals are to find a job in IT and secure stable housing. I need monthly public bus passes to get back and forth to my training classes. More

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L.J. from Chicago, IL

Ready to enter a tech career. I need bus passes to make it to my training program.

My goals are to gain more knowledge in the IT field and start a tech career. The only thing holding me back is transportation costs to my classes. More

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Jared from Chicago, IL

Training for a new career! All I need are bus passes to make it to class.

I need reliable transportation in the form of monthly bus passes to make sure that I can get to and from training everyday. More

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Sheldon from Chicago, IL

I'm SO CLOSE to getting my IT certification. Bus passes to class will get me there.

I need reliable transportation in the form of a buss pass to be able to finish my CompTIA A+ certification program and start work in the IT field. More

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Veronique from Chicago, IL

I've found housing! Need basic furniture to make my new apartment a stable home base.

I had been living in a shelter since November, but now have my own place! Furniture will give me a healthy living space to work and relax in. More

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Dolly from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to re-enter the workforce! Need a laptop to complete job training.

I need a laptop in order to more effectively look for jobs, email reference, and to ensure success as I plan to return to school. More

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Manny from Chicago, IL

I'm 19 with a dream of working in the video game industry. A laptop will help me succeed.

I'm in need of a laptop to help me with completing my academic goals as I don't have regular access to a computer. More

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Chris from Chicago, IL

I need a laptop to learn new skills and keep up with coursework!

I need a laptop, so I can keep up with the coursework. My goals are to increase my computer skills, so I can find work where I can make a decent wage. More

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Migdalia from Chicago, IL

A new bed and nightstand will help me focus on getting my degree and finding work.

My bedroom furniture was damaged by fire; with fixed income it is hard to replace. With a new set I will sleep better and work toward a degree & a job! More

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Denise from Chicago, IL

I want to rent a truck to move my children closer to family in Texas.

I am facing eviction, but if I can move by mid-July it will be kept off my record. I run a daycare, which I will be able to start up again in Texas. More

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Jennifer from Chicago, IL

I want to set an example for my daughter and start my own business.

I've been in the employment program at CFCL for 6 months; now I'm ready to start a photography business. I need a camera and laptop to get started! More

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Courtney from Chicago, IL

I've been in an Office Careers program but I can't afford the bus pass anymore.

I've been learning to use software in an office setting with classes and interning at the CFCL. A few months' bus fare will let me finish my program! More

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Rachel from Chicago, IL

Training in Microsoft Office can lead me to a job, but I need a computer to practice.

While I am able to practice at the Center for Changing Lives, I need the chance to practice at home if I'm going to pass the Office Specialist exam. More

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