"Hi, I’m Tanesha! Last summer I moved my three young children—ages nine, four, and three—to Ithaca from Milwaukee to escape an abusive environment. I always had a strong work ethic—I’m used to working two jobs at a time—but starting over in a brand new place meant that I needed some help connecting with local employment opportunities. The Department of Social Services referred me to Challenge Workforce Solutions to participate in Job Club—a six-week program of career exploration and job search assistance. At the end of the program, I landed a hosting position at Monk’s, a cocktail bar on the Commons. I love my job and my coworkers, and my kids are settling in great, too—we even got to take a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer! Looking back on this last year, all I can say is—if you’re scared, do it.”
What does your United Way donation look like? It looks like me."