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  • HPOG Success Story: Arainya at Volunteers of America Michigan

    Published: December 19, 2018
    It takes courage to have faith in yourself. Arainya is a single mother raising a young daughter in Michigan. She focused on making a better life for those around her, especially her child. Arainya devoted her time volunteering at the AIDS Partnership of Michigan as a crisis counselor. She knew she wanted to continue her career in a field where she could help people. It was her goal to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but it seemed impossible without help. Arainya made a phone call to the Volunteers of America Michigan’s HPOG program after seeing an advertisement. Minutes later, HPOG returned her call. It was then she knew that she could achieve her dream of entering the healthcare field. Her strong faith urged her forward.
  • HPOG Success Story: Samantha at the Missouri Department of Social Services

    Published: December 19, 2018
    It takes a little help to reach the “HITE” of your career. Samantha was already employed in the healthcare field when she went to the Washington County Missouri Job Center in Potosi, Missouri in August 2016. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) interested in pursuing a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), but she needed help to get started. As a single mother of two, finding the time and money to go back to school proved difficult. The Job Center’s career counselor thought HPOG’s Health Industry Training and Education (HITE) program would be a wonderful opportunity for Samantha to continue her education.
  • HPOG Success Story: Stephanie at Alamo Colleges District

    Published: December 19, 2018
    Stephanie now looks at obstacles as opportunities thanks to Alamo Colleges HPOG. At the encouragement of her grandmother, Stephanie found her way to the Eastside Education & Training Center (EETC) in San Antonio, Texas. Stephanie, a single mother, was working at a call center, making only $9.50 an hour in an unfulfilling job. It was difficult for her to support her two children. After attending an HPOG information session at EETC, Stephanie realized not only did she have the support of her grandparents, but of an entire community. She could finally pursue her dream of entering the healthcare field thanks to HPOG.
  • HPOG Success Story: Andrea at Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

    Published: December 13, 2018
    When inspiration works in concert with motivation, anything is possible. Andrea Galicia is proof of that. Through inspired living, she overcame personal, professional, and academic setbacks and forged a career for herself in the healthcare field. Andrea is an example of how HPOG-funded programs can serve as the connective tissue between willingness and work.
  • HPOG Success Story: Christine at Volunteers of America Michigan

    Published: December 13, 2018
    Strength is a quality we cannot measure until it is all we have left. Christine Rowsey’s strength allowed her to turn personal pain into power. It also led her to an HPOG program that allowed her to turn pain into professional purpose.
  • HPOG Success Story: Danny at Alamo Community College District

    Published: December 13, 2018
    Beautiful accidents can happen, but sustained achievements are never the result of chance. You could say that Danny Mendez’s engagement with HPOG began by accident. However, the results he’s achieved in the program are the direct result of hard work and determination.
  • HPOG Success Story: Getachew at Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

    Published: December 13, 2018
    Part of living the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. It is a dream that belongs to everyone, not just those born in the United States; a dream that is rooted in the understanding that with hard work and desire, anything is possible. Getachew Haile is proof that the American Dream still exists, and proof that HPOG can play an important role in helping make it achievable for everyone.
  • HPOG Success Story: Glenda at Montefiore Medical Center

    Published: December 13, 2018
    Hard work and motivation translate in any language. After overcoming cultural barriers, economic barriers, and family tragedy, Glenda Lee Mejia’s engagement with HPOG allowed her to turn hardship into triumph.
  • HPOG Success Story: Michele at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

    Published: December 13, 2018
    Successful working mothers aren’t the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who have never settled. Michele Heckman’s HPOG story is one of struggle and success; success that has exceeded her own initial expectations of what was possible for herself and her family.
  • HPOG Success Story: Pam at Schenectady County Community College

    Published: December 13, 2018
    The challenges of today prepare us for tomorrow, while the promise of tomorrow can propel us through the present. For many working, single mothers, the promise of something better is a source of inspiration and resiliency through tough times. For women like Pam Goberdham, HPOG represents an opportunity to turn dreams deferred into opportunity realized.

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