Jose

Work Readiness Program

Jose

Jose grew up in the Tierra Vida community. His family was one of the first to move into the apartments back when they were first built. His is currently attending Columbia Basin College and is working towards a degree in social work. In 2015 Jose went through our youth barista training program and excelled. In…

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September 15

September 15, we had a domestic incident take place in our community, that resulted in a loss of life. When something like this happens it shakes the whole community, people feel scared, and they have a lot of questions. Community members first gathered the day after the incited, in the Rec Center, for a prayer…

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Miranda

Joined our program in August of 2017. This was her very first job. We saw so much growth in her through the 10 months that she was here. Miranda graduated the program in July 2018. She is now working at a local retirement home, serving the elderly. We are so proud of her! I joined…

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Genesis

Genesis’ family fled Venezuela and came to the United Stated in search of a better life. Genesis was 14 when her parents picked themselves up along with her younger sister and moved to the U.S. Genesis stayed behind but eventually joined her family at the age of 16. Her family moved to the Tierra Vida…

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Cassandra

Throughout my life, I have struggled with addiction, emotional issues, and bad relationships. It was not until 2015 that my addiction and bad choices caused me to have a run in with the law and I was entered into the Benton County Adult Drug Court Program. This was an alternative to jail and a way…

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Ashley

Ashley Duarte is moving to Seattle this weekend to begin college! She and her family were one of the first families to purchase a home in Tierra Vida. After 10 years, Tierra Vida has become a flourishing and growing community. Ashley recently graduated from Chiawana High School. Sh. She was born in a family of…

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Shaunee

Working at the Center for Sharing has been a blessing in so many ways and I am so fortunate that they came into my life at the time that they did. Before I got here, I was a mess. I had relationship problems and was in and out of jail. I had lost my apartment…

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Nevresa

When I first came to the Center for Sharing 3 years ago, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. I was in a very abusive relationship, had a 2-year-old little girl, Aleena, and zero hope that anything would ever change or be different. I had feelings and emotions that were bottled…

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Carla

Growing up in Mexico, Carla was exposed to many hardships, ones that a child should never have to see or be a part of. One thing that became clear very quickly, was that moving to Washington State was not the paradise they thought it was going to be. Many issues between her parents came to…

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Cecilia

My name is Cecilia Stetson. I am twenty-six years old, married, and live in California. Before getting married, I worked at the Center for Sharing. Their program (work readiness program) helped me so much. When I started working at the Center for Sharing, I was also working on getting my diploma. Cheryl and other Center…

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