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Review for Hillsides, Pasadena, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

How what I wanted to be as a child led me here
I asked myself, 'What did I want to be as a child? What inspired me?' I remembered what made me cry as a child. I recalled commercials of emaciated children living in third world countries, of skeletal dogs roaming the streets looking for food, and of homeless people and the elderly left alone, forgotten. Then, I thought I want to be a public relations director. I want to tell their stories. Upon realizing this, I found myself working at Hillsides, a Pasadena-headquartered child welfare agency that serves vulnerable children, youth, and families in Los Angeles, within one week. I am living my childhood passion to tell stories while doing good for a cause that means a great deal to me. Not only do I work there, I give too. I give because I believe in the mission to create lasting change whether it is through mental health, special education, or transitional housing. I know what it's like to seek help in troubling times, to feel like you are alone, and to assert your voice when a child is in need of special education. The training and advocacy we do at Hillsides,, has also prepared me to be a better mom for my two sons. For those reasons, I give where my heart is.

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