JT has overcome so much. He and his family came to the US three years ago and struggled to find stability. JT knew no English at all when he arrived. With support from our Family Services program, he adapted quickly and soon was thriving in high school. He participated in the Medical Careers academy, was a scholar athlete, volunteered at ManorCare Health Services and Suburban Hospital and participated in the church choir. JT has been striving for that same success as a freshman in college but he has been frustrated by a lack of a working computer.
The Interfaith Works board, which has a grant program to support worthy students, recently recognized JT’s commitment and hard work by providing him with a grant for a new laptop. JT’s family sent us a thank-you note that said this will give JT what he needs to move forward with his education. “We are all very grateful for the support to make us self-sufficient.”