MARIE’S STORY: BUILDING A DREAM
Marie was a kindergarten teacher in Haiti before coming to the United States. Marie had lost her job and was having trouble with rent, but Kim, her resident services coordinator, provided support and guidance, assisting her with creating her first résumé and applying for jobs online. Marie is now a certified CNA with the state of Connecticut and has applied for four jobs online. She was offered two and accepted both. “When I came to America, I was alone. After my last job I was made to believe that I would not go anywhere because I couldn’t speak English . . . I still did not feel I belonged. When I came to Bayview . . . others from Haiti [were] all I would talk to because I was afraid to speak English. I met Ms. Kim (the resident services coordinator) and things started to get better. I worked up the courage to go to school; I attend the English happy hour so that I can talk to other people who struggle with English. I am not alone anymore and I am blessed for the help.”
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