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Journey Story: Linda

Journey Story: Linda

The story below was written by a client of Takoda Work’s SOAR program, which helps individuals with criminal histories gain skills and employment. The client’s name has been changed to protect their privacy. My name is Linda, I am 22 years old. I had gotten myself into a little bit of a phase as I

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Juana builds a career to support her family

Juana builds a career to support her family

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Juana enrolled in Takoda Works’ BUILD program to build skills and find employment. Samantha Fairbanks, Social Worker  Juana, a mother of two, was working at McDonalds for 9 years. She eventually earned a manager position making $12.05 an hour, but Juana wanted to build a career—somewhere she could make enough money to support her family.  

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