Sometimes, life throws curve balls. Just ask Cynthia. She was working as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), pursuing college classes to receive her LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse degree), and juggling the responsibilities of being a mother and wife, when her dad suffered a stroke, requiring her to become a caregiver for her parents.
Caregiving and a devotion to family came naturally to Cynthia, but in the back of her mind, she wanted to provide her family with more: greater economic security and a house, rather than the cramped apartment shared by seven family members. As immigrants from Nigeria, Cynthia and her family felt strongly about pursuing the many opportunities available to them in America.
When Cynthia found our Head Start program in Delaware, we learned about her need for early childhood education for her children, and her goal of home ownership. In Head Start, Cynthia’s children are gaining critical school-readiness education. And, through Telamon’s unique partnership with the $tand By Me program, Cynthia worked with one of the program’s financial coaches and obtained preapproval to purchase a house!
We believe in working with community partners to help people like Cynthia navigate life’s curve balls. As a proud new homeowner, Cynthia is a testament to the importance of working together to build stronger communities.