Our Success Stories
Kevin did his internship with Elizabeth Library. His position was Library Aid (assisting students and Adults). Duties were computer searches and helping with resume’s. Kevin also helped with information and referrals. His time was ending May 20. 2016, the director said we can not let him go, he is an asset to the library, everyone loves him: he is polite and very helpful.
One of the challenges were they couldn’t find any money to hire him. They explained this to Kevin and I. They also wanted to know if we were having the summer youth program, and maybe he could come back to the Library. I let her know we would not know until sometime around July. Kevin finished his internship on May 20, 2016. I spoke with Director of the library. She expressed her concern about losing Kevin and she is searching for funds to call him back.
A Story About Dante At Urban League
Dante is an out of school youth, who started the program looking for employment. He received Job Readiness, including resume writing. Dante gained a lot of experience through his summer placement with our agencies. Dante was given Job Fair information in connection with the One Stop Career Center and utilized all that he has learned to pursue gaining employment.
Some challenges were, not becoming discouraged due to a failed interview or promise of employment. To persevere regardless of how things may seem. Dante was voted MVP for The Remote Internship program. We are so proud of him. Dante found employment with Newark Airport!!! He started in February 2016.
By WIOA providing this program to our youth, they made it possible for him and others to gain more knowledge and be able to take on new opportunities and endeavors.
Jibril has been looking for a job for 2 years, his mother was concerned because he seemed a little depressed staying around the house. I told her to have him come up to the Urban League and we will talk with him and see if we could help Jibril was one of our former students years ago.
Jibril did not have any transportation and he was not familiar with buses. When he came to the United Way for the interview with BMI his mother dropped him off and we helped him with his first time to take the bus. Jibril got a job at Welch’s, transportation is provided by agency who hired him. He is learning to be more reasonable and seems to enjoy his new job.
Job Readiness was very helpful, mock interviews helped and being a coach for transportation and helping him to be more confident. .
Tyrone is an out of school youth, who started the program looking for part-time employment. He received Job Readiness, including resume writing. Tyrone Started College back in 2015, but due to unforeseen circumstances he is taking a break and needs a full time job. Some challenges were not becoming discouraged due to leaving school and trying to find full time employment. Tyrone was interview by BMI and waiting to do further job searches. His aunt helped him find employment with Newark Airport!!! He started in April 2016.
By WIOA providing this program to our youth, they made it possible for him and others to gain more knowledge and be able to take on new opportunities and endeavors. Job Search and Job Readiness was a big help for Tyrone as well.