Monday, January 16 marked the beginning of Career Development’s new government partnership as a Calworks Welfare-to-Work site. Our new staff in the program had been hard at work preparing material and lessons to have a huge impact on our first cohort of clients. As we come to an end with the first group of clients, we are happy to see them walk away with a pathway they are set to follow.
Two women made up this first group of the many to come. Although they were two different stories, they did share a lot in common as low-income single moms with no one encouraging them to achieve something. Then there was a transformation. They have goals and they are going places. One of them aims to be the star of her own business as she takes a business development course through Women’s Initiative. The other is hitting the books as she heads back to school to earn a GED.
Romina and her Career Development staff will continue to support these two women and see how they progress toward their employment goals.