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Jessica Marshall

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Review for Seattle Education Access, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was twenty years old when I first came across Seattle Education Access. I was homeless and attending my first quarter at Seattle Central Community College. I was taking 18 units. I was struggling to overcome the adversity of homelessness while obtaining my educational goals. Then I was introduced to Polly Trout, the founder of Seattle Education Access. We had lunch and I told her about my goals and aspirations. She didn't try to hold my hand. I like the independence she allowed me to have. I was given many schlarships while I was with Seattle Education Access. They always checked up on us and they truly cared about my progress. I experienced many trials and tribulations. But they were always there when I needed them. I moved to San Diego to get away from drugs in 2005. I managed to get my life together. In 2008, I asked Polly to write me a letter of recommendation for San Diego State University. I transferred there this fall. I'm a junior. After this semester I'll be a senior. It will still take me three semesters to recive my BA degree in English. I don't think I would have made it pass my first quarter of college if it wasn't for Seattle Education Access. I still feel I owe them a lot.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Client Served & I was a student on the streets.