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Brianne’s Story

Brianne came to New Moms in the summer of 2011, hoping to find a job. She was eighteen years old, with a two-year-old son named Leo. She enrolled in our Academy of Professional Development (now called our Job Training Program), with a clear goal of becoming an IT Administrator. Throughout high school, Brianne had loved learning about computer networking and administration.

While she worked through New Moms’ Academy of Professional Development training program, Brianne searched for jobs in her career field. During her transitional job at Bright Endeavors, New Moms’ staff members were impressed with Brianne’s maturity and leadership skills. She was offered a leadership position at Bright Endeavors, with the opportunity to apply for a rigorous IT training program with I.C. Stars, a partner agency.

While leading participants through Bright Endeavors’ busiest time of year, around the holidays, Brianne was accepted into I.C. Stars’ competitive and highly-regarded IT training program. As she worked through the training program, using Bright Endeavors’ computers during breaks and after her shifts, Brianne developed self-awareness and self-confidence. In addition to her interest in math and science, Brianne discovered skills she didn’t even know about—including an interest in detail-oriented work, and improving efficiency. Sharing these talents with her co-workers at Bright Endeavors helped to improve production and efficiency.

Brianne is now almost finished with the I.C. Stars training program, and she is working toward her Associate’s degree, while completing a paid internship with a large IT company.
Brianne is thriving in the I.C. Stars program—she was recently named “CEO” of a group project, as part of her training.