Our work changes lives. Read below to hear what first-hand about the impact we've had on our students.
They helped me by showing me better interview skills. I was always very nervous when it came to face to face interviews, but [the staff] showed us ways to handle ourselves in situations like that. I was also motivated to come to class due to the way we were treated and felt we were wanted here. I appreciated the time and effort they took and put in to showing us new skills. It left me feeling better about my chances of getting a job, which I ended up getting sooner than I thought!
Anything is possible. Just a year back I was at my worst. Struggling to pay bills, take care of my family, and working a dead end job. I felt like I was going nowhere. But now I have opened more job opportunities for myself by earning my high school equivalency diploma. So to all CEO staff, thank you! Thank you for everything!
-Josh, 2018 graduate
This program (Read to Me) has been great for me and my grandkids due to the interaction it gives them. My 3-year-old granddaughter watches the CD a lot and takes the book to the couch and reads along with me. My great granddaughter, that I don’t get to see that much, now runs to me and hugs me and says, “Read to Me” grandma. It made my daughter cry to see me reading to my babies and they are proud of me. It makes me feel so good to know I’m still helping my kids even though I’m in ICCS. It’s a great program for all.