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Barriers Do Not Hold Down Single Mom for Long

Barriers Do Not Hold Down Single Mom for Long

Roseville Career Center
Submitted by Brittany Meade

Sara, a single mother of two children, began the Partnership, Accountability, Training and Hope (PATH) program in May of 2023 with many significant barriers. This included family medical issues, the lack of transportation, no computer access, and a significant gap in her work history. Despite these barriers, she had a positive attitude and a willingness to take advantage of opportunities offered through PATH. Sara participated in work readiness activities, assessments, was provided a laptop and she utilized these tools to search for employment.

Currently, Sara is attending school for a degree in computer science and has been offered a full-time remote IT position with a startup tech company. While she waits to begin the new job, she is employed as a nanny. The next step for Sara is to purchase a vehicle and she is working with PATH staff for funding assistance.

Sara states that, “Attending the PATH workshops, taking the CASAS test, and just communicating with others in a professional setting again, really helped me to build my confidence and realize my potential.”