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stephanie27

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Review for New Directions Career Center, Columbus, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about New Directions Career Center for Women (NDCC) in 2007, the most hellish year of my life. I was a college graduate but had dead-end jobs, a terrible marriage and no self-esteem. I'd heard about places like this on Oprah. I wrongly thought NDCC was a place for homeless minority women who were high school dropouts, not a place for a white, privileged and prideful college graduate. I couldn't have been more wrong. NDCC was the perfect place for me, and is the perfect place for all sorts of women in every station of life. New Directions was THE impetus for my incredible life transformation. I cannot say enough good things about this organization. Everything that I do today in my career and my relationships is a positive result of my association with NDCC. I even got the black suit that scored me my big break at NDCC's Clothing Closet. What a blessing. In the 4-week class (I was awarded a "scholarship" by NDCC which allowed me to attend - MANY thanks to donors like the United Way of Central Ohio) I learned how to dream again. NDCC is a safe place. The classes are small, and we are all equal. We are all broken. But we all come out of NDCC with more potential than we ever, ever could have imagined for ourselves. Since the New Directions class I took, I started out with small steps, but the biggest thing I adopted was a belief in myself. The invited speakers helped me get a job right away. From that job I eventually dreamed up a life in Hawaii a year later, and now I've been living, working and thriving here for 2 years. NDCC is what helped this ever be a possibility in my mind. NDCC - WOW - Honestly, I feel like I owe my life to them in so many ways. I was so, so broken when I went in. I am now divorced, beautiful, confident, competent in my field (I actually have a "field" now!) and love to inspire others the way NDCC did for me. If you can donate to NDCC, KNOW that they are doing exactly the kinds of things one hopes for non-profits: changing lives. REALLY changing lives. Thank you New Directions. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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

My career, my relationships, my potential.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

Role:  Client Served & I was a student in the 4-week Women's class.