Jump Start Domineisha Edwards Nursing Career

Goal: $ 1000

No of Donation: 18

 

 

Goal: $ 1000
Amount Raised: $ 1547.55
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 18
Category : Education
Url : http://www.lacorps.org
Contact Number : 213-362-9000 ext. 260
Address : 605 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 450
State : Los Angeles
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode :

Challenge

While at the LA Corps, Domineisha gained work experience, customer service skills. She was hired to be a Cashier at Home Depot where she earns minimum wage with part-time hours. She will attend LA City College and transfer to a four year university to study Nursing. This project will jump start Domineisha Edward's nursing career by providing her with economic support during a professional internship.

Solution

The LA Conservation Corps' primary mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
Moving back and forth between Georgia and California was a difficult experience for Domineisha. She dropped out of high school after only completing her junior year. She received a medical assistant certificate but was unable to secure employment without a diploma. With the help of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Domineisha was able to enroll in High School and graduate with straight A's. This microproject will provide support for Domineisha while she completes a life changing internship.

Long-Term Impact

This campaign will directly impact the lives of LA Conservation Corps members like Domineisha Edwards by increasing their chances of securing a college education, internships and employment opportunities that lead to a successful career. Investing in the lives of these young people levels the economic playing field and allows for dreams to become a reality.

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