Fabrialle M. began the Urban League of Rochester’s YouthBuild Navigator Program in the Fall of 2014. While enrolled in TASC class she increased on the Post-TABE test. She then became OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health Certified, earned the Basics of Building Science Certificate, and the Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training (PACT). In February 2015, she participated in the RochesterWorks! Interviews That Get You the Job Workshop. At that time, she began a paid internship through US Ceiling Corps. Subsequently, in March 2015, Fabrialle was hired as a full-time employee by US Ceiling Corps.
“My name is Jacqueline and I have been on my own for a very long time. My mother died when I was 15 years old and I had no one else. I was homeless and had to stay at lots of shelters. Growing up was very hard for me. I could remember having nowhere to go and no food to eat. It took me a very long time to get my life together. Finding out about The Center for Youth helped me do so. I dropped out of school in the 11th grade because I had trouble with living situations and had to find a job. Now I have my GED thanks to all the staff at The Center for Youth and the tutors that were very patient and helpful. While enrolled in the WIA youth program I completed the PCA (Personal Care Aide) program. I also went from living in different shelters every month to now having my own house and paying my own rent with the money I make from working without any DSS help, which I am very proud of. I have my permit–thanks to the Center for Youth for helping with that–and I will be getting my driver’s license at the end of next month. So overall I’m grateful for where I am and where I have come from and most importantly I’m thankful for everyone at The Center for Youth.”
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