Determined daughter of migrant farmworkers succeeds with the help of Telamon’s NFJP program
who has been involved with Telamon in Michigan since she was a very young child, enrolled in Telamon’s Migrant Head Start program.
Because her father is a long-time migrant farmworker, Joane qualified for Telamon’s National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). This enabled her to
participate in our workforce development programs as a young adult —while at the same time pursuing a college education. This program expanded her
horizons and put her on a path to careersuccess! Joane graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in May of 2018 — thanks to the financial assistance, support & guidance provided by Telamon — and her own hard work and perseverance.
She is now working as a store manager trainee with large grocery store chain Kroger earning a great annual salary —
and has achieved a degree of stability and self-sufficiency in her life she never could have imagined as a young child.
“I am grateful for the way I grew up. Every obstacle that my family and I would face together, made me work harder to reach my educational and professional goals. Telamon gave me the resources necessary to be able to reach my goal. They helped me out financially and guided me toward my goals.” – Joane