I came to Towards Employment to overcome barriers and to gain meaningful employment. During the past two weeks at Towards Employment, I have been given hope and a future. Confidence is something that I always struggled with, but now that I have successfully completed the program, I now believe in myself and in my fellow classmates. Transitioning from prison has been very difficult for me, but the staff at Towards Employment has proven to me that anything I put my mind to, I can do. I would personally like to thank the staff who facilitated the program and took the…

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WOW is the only word that describes the accomplishments that have been made here at Towards Employment. Being a part of this family, I know I have made a decision that will change my life forever. I could not have completed this without the proper guidance and tutelage of the staff of Towards Employment. I want to thank the following staff that helped me along the way with this chapter in my life: Ms. Shepard has pushed me to believe in myself; Mr. Larkins for continuously telling me that things will be okay and to keep my head up; Ms.…

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Before Towards Employment, I had given up. I got to the point where I couldn’t do another job application just to get turned down due to my conviction. I just wanted to die. I felt useless. Then one day at the library with family, my wife shows me the Towards Employment flier. Scared inside, I told her, “Okay, I’ll call,” but I didn’t. After some dodging my wife cornered me and said, “Call.” I told myself, “if this doesn’t work, don’t’ ever try again.” So, I call and leave a voicemail. At orientation, Mr. Cannon lit a fire inside of…

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First and foremost, I would like to thank Ms. Dove, Ms. Shepard, Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Susan… My WOW moment was watching others walk away… Thomas Edison said, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. Believe in yourself. Be confident in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your…

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