Learner Stories

Edris, a Day in the Life

Edris talks about her journey from income assistance to having a job and how women’s empowerment programs supported her in learning about herself and feeling connected to her community.

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Michelle’s Story

Michelle talks about how she overcame challenges in her life with the support of women's empowerment programs.

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Madalynn’s Story

I first became aware of the Learning Exchange through the UYES! (Urban Youth Employment/Education Services) program. Everyone there was so supportive and understanding. The atmosphere was welcoming and I didn’t feel the daily pressure I felt in traditional high school.

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Crystal’s Story

I didn’t finish high school but worked for three years until 2016. I was laid off unexpectedly, but decided to look at it positively. I thought, ‘This is my chance. I have to do something.’ 

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