When Tina came to CEDA, she was struggling to keep a home for her children, working part-time, and just trying to get by. She was two months behind in rent, at risk of eviction, and desperate to find a better job to keep her and her family from becoming homeless.
She needed help.
Tina came to CEDA and started working with Kori, a CEDA Vocational Program Specialist – who first assisted in finding rental assistance so Tina could avoid eviction. Finally, with someone in her corner, Tina realized her dream of getting her commercial driver’s license to become a professional truck driver could become a reality. Kori helped her enroll in truck driving training and she became one of the fastest to finish her certification. She also scored 100% on every element of her training, which helped her maximize her earning potential
Tina went from $6.50-an-hour bartending to a $20.75-an-hour full-time paycheck with full health benefits! She also participated in CEDA’s financial literacy workshops. Tina used what she learned to invest in a 401k plan and has $5,000 in a savings account!
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