Our Impact

Jessie

I have never been so happy about my career path as I am now. In construction, you move to different job sites, work on different structures,  and work along side other trades people. I like that you get to flex your brain—challenges arise all the time, so you never stop learning. It’s been really empowering for me and I am grateful for this opportunity.  (MORE>>>)

Chonda

Chonda didn’t want to give up her job, but she didn’t know what else to do. Her abusive former partner was harassing her at her workplace, a call centre, and her frustrated supervisor was on the brink of firing her. (MORE>>>)

Jeanine

When I was a little girl, I liked to work with the children. When I look at them they make me happy. When I was in high school, I studied how to teach primary students. My dream was to work with children. Now I have 100% of my dream. (MORE>>>>)

Michelle

When you help a woman start her own business, you affect her children too. They want to mirror her independence and they learn to trust their own decisions. Improving her self-sufficiency also means she can leave an abusive husband if necessary, because she has her own income. That is the voice I speak from. (MORE>>>>)

Nichole

Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have believed my voice could help anybody. I was sexually abused at the age of one. That’s not the way childhood is supposed to start out. There’s a shred of confidence in everybody. Sometimes you can’t find it very easily, but it’s there. Trust me, I found mine. And if I can find mine, anybody can. (MORE>>>>)