In June 2013 I heard about New Moms from a friend. I became a mom at the age of 16. I didn’t know much about the struggles I was going to face, but I made a promise to myself and my 3-year-old son that I would try, no matter what. I joined New Moms’ Workforce Development program and completed 5 weeks of training.
At Bright Endeavors (the social enterprise of New Moms) I gained on-the-job experience and saw potential in myself that I had never seen before – a career felt possible! I went back to school and moved into my first apartment. I was fulfilling my promise. I got my driver’s license and purchased my first vehicle. By the end of 2013 I felt hopeful about my future.
New Moms offered me a permanent job as a Production Team Lead at Bright Endeavors, where I am a leader for other young moms. I am now married, and this year we welcomed another child into our family. I am on a mission to keep striving to exceed expectations! Because of New Moms I have achieved goals that take some people a lifetime to conquer.
New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
New Moms (Oak Park)
405 South Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
New Moms is proud to be a subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program and a member of REDF’s national portfolio.