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American Job Center of Jefferson County

Meet Maria

Workforce Challenge

As a DREAM Act member, Maria graduated high school and desired to pursue higher education. However, she needed help with a direction and plan. Maria visited the American Job Center (AJC) seeking assistance with college.

Workforce Solution

At the AJC, Maria had help choosing a career, applying for college, getting an internship with a law firm and being connected to the right resources to obtain her citizenship. She also attended classes on communication and interpersonal skills, and she received professional work clothes.

Outcomes & Benefits

With the help of the AJC, Maria's internship turned into a part-time position. Through her experience, she gained the confidence in herself to pursue a career. She also has the continued support of the AJC while she's in school. She says, "I feel like I am now on the path to an amazing future!"

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