I’m a mother of three children living in Yonkers, NY. I couldn’t find work when I didn’t have related experience to anything on the job forums. I came to Greyston as an intern through the Department of Social Service’s “Community Work Experience Program”. I began to gain experience as I assisted the Youth Coordinator with events, recruitment, enrollment and maintained the youth database. After two months of internship training at Greyston, I was hired at Train with Juan in Yonkers. Unfortunately, and uncontrollable by me, I was laid off after 5 months. So I returned to Greyston. This time I decided to try something different. I participated in Greyston’s Security Guard training and obtained 8- and 16- hour certificates as well as a NYS Security Guard License. I was now able to secure a job at Greyston’s Issan House as a security guard. It was great to be working again. Combining my previous administrative intern-work experience and my security credentials, I was quickly promoted to the front desk receptionist at Greyston’s administrative offices. Greyston helped me rebuild my momentum and I wanted to keep growing. So I asked for assistance finding a second job to meet personal goals. I even acquired a second job! I was hired as a security guard at Westhab just last month.
I am grateful to have found Greyston. I may have fallen off my path a couple of times, but Greyston’s been there to help me get right back on. My daughter, Dynashia, enrolled in youth programs at Greyston, and has since obtained credentials in Customer Service and has also been placed into a job at Westhab. I couldn’t be more proud of myself and my girl. 2019 is our year!