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The Sacramento Bee did a beautiful profile and video of the graduation of Session 63 on June 29th. Click here to see the article and the video.
They interviewed Derkisha who, along with her infant daughter, completed our 8-week program last week and is looking forward to what’s next.
“It gave me confidence,” she said. “It made me realize that I had what it takes to do well in life. It was not just about job readiness. It’s about self-love and self-respect. Life can bring challenges, but you can’t run from them. The program taught me self-sufficiency.”
Wofford lives in a transitional housing program, but has dreams of owning a home.
“I want to buy a house for the first time,” she said, “have a place where my kids can have their own space, and a nice backyard. My own little sanctuary.”
She plans to work part time and pursue a business management degree, with a larger goal of starting a nonprofit organization like Women’s Empowerment in Stockton.
“Before, I was so afraid, so unsure about the future,” she said. “Now, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me.”
Courtesy of The Sacramento Bee.