Shakira enrolled in the New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s (NJRC) program at Greater Newark Conservancy in February 2017. She was working six days a week in the retail industry and completed her community service hours in the employment specialist department at NJRC at Greater Newark Conservancy. Shakira is vibrant, confident, and was determined to do better for herself and most importantly, for her three children.
After completing our program, Shakira continued applying for better employment opportunities online. In the spring, she obtained employment in the hospitality industry with a hotel in the Greater Newark area.
She is grateful that she has obtained employment, which has increased her household income. Recently, she stopped by our office to bring us her pay stubs and to inform us that she is “Employee of the Month” at her work site. We are very proud of her personal and professional growth!
Story by: Cindy, Employment Specialist, NJRC at Greater Newark Conservancy