My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Constructing Hope Pre- Apprenticeship Program, Portland, OR, USA
Constructing Hope and their knowledgeable and professional staff literally changed my life. When I began as a student in the program I was unemployed, near eviction, and at my wits end. I knew the program has the potential to do great things for my future so I committed to doing my best in the program even though I had immediate financial needs that were pressing on me daily. I was on parole and needed to find a feasible road to self sufficiency. While in the program one of the staff linked me with a gas station manager she knew. I was hired part-time at the gas station and worked a second job as a bartender while in the program. I entered the electrical trade upon completion of the program. Within 6 months of working in construction I was making more money than I had at both of my part time jobs combined. I had a full benefit package and the chance at a brand new life. Now 5yrs after entering my electrical apprenticeship I'm 6 mos. from becoming a licensed electrician, earning more money than I ever have, with a fully expunged record and I give credit to Constructing Hope for making this all possible. Their support didn't stop at my graduation. They have continued to support me during my whole career. They are a great organization that is truly changing the lives of their students!!
Isis, we are so proud of all of your accomplishments!