” Currently I am an undergraduate student, majoring in Health Services, at Trinity Washington University, where I will be graduating this fall. I am getting married this summer to my best friend Keith and recently my fiance and I started our own organization, Father’s Initiative Training, to help bridge the gap of fatherless children in our area. I currently work at Jenkins Hill Child Development Center in Washington, a job I was placed at through Jubilee Jobs in 2014. I first came across Jubilee Jobs the summer of 2014. I distinctively remember thinking “why not I have nothing else to lose.” At that time, I did not realize how much truth would be in that thought. I started the Jubilee Jobs process and met job counselor Rev. Jacquelyn Conerly. With her assistance, I was able to build a better relationship with the Lord. I mended the broken relationship I had with my father, I received a job which allowed me to buy my first car, bless my grandmother with a car, and get my first apartment all in the same year. I went to Jubilee Jobs looking for a temporary job, never thinking it was an opportunity that would change my life for the better. ”
” Trying to compete in the job market as a mother is very difficult. I was unemployed for nine months, and the only experience I had was cleaning offices, where I had to stand for long hours. I was scared and I was stressed. At my son’s school I heard about Jubilee Jobs. I decided to attend the orientation. It was very long, but very helpful. I went to two interviews, and my Job Counselor, Christine was on top of everything. The next week Christine asked me if I was interested in an administrative position. This was the job I always wanted, but I did not know if I could do it. I got offered a paid internship at Jubilee Jobs! Now my work schedule is better and I have time for family. I can be there for my son after work to help him with school activities, something I did not have before with the long work hours. I feel lucky and blessed. Jubilee Jobs is a bright light in DC.