YWorks Skills for Success
I never thought I would be living in the U.S. But I fell in love with an American and here I am! When I arrived last July, I was frustrated. I could not speak English or find a job, even though I had 22-years of accounting experience. I thought all I could do was clean houses. Then I came to the YWCA.
I started taking English classes and enrolled in a program called "Mi Carrera" (My Career). Now I can give an "elevator speech" (in English and in less than 1 minute!). I learned how to market myself as a professional, how to dress for success and how to succeed in a job interview. I am now doing a paid internship to improve my knowledge and skills in U.S. bookkeeping. This has been the most beautiful thing that has happened to me since arriving in this country. I am so happy! All I can say is: Thank you for everything. - Maricruz
Your gift to the YWCA supports programs that equip and empower women like Maricruz for success.