RESIDENT VOICES

Shalimar

Recently, Pam, the resident services coordinator, saw Shalimar in the lobby of the building. Shalimar was a summer intern from 2015, and Pam hadn’t seen her in several months. Shalimar reported that she had been very busy working her full-time job, while attending college. She’s currently in a certificate program to become an interpreter, and plans to continue her education towards a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Shalimar thanked Pam for introducing her to Operation Pathways and helping her manage her income, especially teaching her the importance of prioritizing her expenses. She is working hard every day, continuing her education, managing her expenses, modeling good fiscal behaviors to her family, mentoring her sister, and working towards her goals.

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