Success Stories

June 30, 2015
Malcolm Charles understands his customers like few other servers can.  “I’ve been homeless before,” shares Malcolm, who is currently working on a food truck that specializes in serving the homeless population.
December 08, 2014
Arlyne Rodriguez joined the YMCA San Diego’s Urban Teacher Fellows (UTF) program in 2013. UTF assists students who want to become future educators in underserved urban neighborhoods in San Diego. The program supports students while they are enrolled as a liberal arts major at San Diego City College. Once the students complete the transfer requirements for liberal arts, they gain automatic admission to San Diego State University (SDSU) to continue their education.
August 21, 2014
Dr. Najwan Al Ani practiced medicine in Jordan and war-torn areas of Iraq for seven years before coming to the United States in 2010. She knew it would be a long process to achieve her dream of practicing medicine here in America, as foreign-trained doctors must redo a significant portion of their training, pass American licensing exams and compete for residency positions. But Najwan had help on her side.
August 05, 2014
Arianna first came to Escondido Education COMPACT in 2013, after years of personal struggles that involved substance abuse and incarceration at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility in San Diego. COMPACT’s North County Youth Career Network Recovery and Re-Engagement program provides at-risk youth in North County with work-readiness training, establishing individual career pathways and, ultimately, linkages to employment.
June 09, 2014
Not long ago, Eugene Beronilla could sum up his employment situation as “overqualified and underemployed.” Fortunately for Beronilla, who had been looking for work for over a year, this happens to be the name of one of the workshops available to job seekers at the San Diego Metro Region Career Centers, operated by KRA and funded by the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP). 
April 09, 2014
Christian Felipe Oldade, a junior at Crawford High School, had years of behavioral and truancy issues that resulted in multiple suspensions and other disciplinary action.
December 04, 2013
After nearly two years of being out of work, having been laid off from his job at a steel shop, getting his foot in the door was all Joel Vazquez needed to land a full-time job.
June 19, 2013
When Oceania Robinson arrived for orientation at Comprehensive Training Systems (CTS) she was a young, unemployed, single mother, struggling to provide for her son with the help of public assistance. She had recently relocated to San Diego from Texas, after losing her job, and was hoping to provide a better life for her family.