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January 15, 2010

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January 15, 2010

As a result from being a rebellious teenager, I became an alcoholic/addict with a criminal record. I came to a point in my life where I just didn't want to live anymore. I eventually fell to my knees and asked God for forgiveness and guidance. After completing a drug/alcohol treatment program, I was faced with discouragement when I began searching for employment. Not having any skills, along with having a criminal background, I was getting nowhere fast. I was referred to Advance Memphis and the Jobs for Life/Financial Freedom program. I learned basic computer skills to produce my resume and find job leads through net-working and the internet posting boards. I went through mock interviews and was taught how to develop a spending plan. Throughout the program, I was inspired and encouraged to seek a closer relationship with God. I now have a job that I love and have the chance to practice my new ability to be a good steward with the income that I have been blessed with. I have also learned to not search for happiness, to search for right living and happiness will be my reward. I thank Advance Memphis, the employees and all of the volunteers.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

obtaining a job, adherring to my planned budget,strengthing my relationship with God through program Bible studies and my everyday life.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The inspiration and encouragement from the instructors, employees, volunteers and other class participants.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

strong in their faith, always encouraging, willing to go to any lengths to help and very informative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

increase vocational training, fund more IDA accounts, help with local small business loans and expand the area limits of the participants

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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