Job Readiness

Ramy – Learning English Helped Unlock My Potential

As a boy growing up in Egypt, I always dreamed of living in the U.S. When I was in my late 20s, I won a visa lottery that allowed me to follow that ...

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Carol — Sounding Board. Advocate. Cheerleader.

In 2012, I founded Crossroads Jobs to help people in Loudoun find employment. Our applicants are not affluent. They face tough challenges to staying ...

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Bo & Enid – Service Defines Who We Are and How We See the World

My mother and I founded a nonprofit to help new immigrants find their way through a system that can seem daunting to navigate. My mother had ...

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Cesar – Life Does Not End When You Flee to Another Country

Nine years ago, my family and I fled Venezuela when a dictator took over. I was terrified for my wife and two young children. So, I abandoned a ...

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Sean – Autism is a Diagnosis NOT a Life Choice

Since as long as I can remember, I have been different. I really wanted to be more like my classmates—to be normal. But I just couldn’t. Eventually, ...

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Raven – The Family Car Should NOT Be the Family Home

A few months after moving from Georgia to Loudoun County, everything had gone horribly wrong. We found ourselves sleeping in my car, relying on food ...

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