The DHCR is always pleased to hear from past and current clients. Below are just a few examples of positive reflections and success our clients have achieved.
Lavell S. - Class Participant 2014 - Hired January 2015
As a result of Roosevelt's Reentry Program I have completed three certificate programs and have been hired. I am a true testimony to this programs ability to help through their resources and team spirit. I believe that the program at Roosevelt does work if an individual wants it to work. I credit the DHCR with my success in getting me in touch with the right programs and people to make this happen. Now I’m networking and making more opportunities happen.
Lorraine O. - Class Participant 2012
I would like to start by congratulating you on the successful teaching of Personal/Career Development. You allowed me to be free in expressing my fears and doubts about reentering back into society. This was the main reason I began the class, but you taught me so much more. To my surprise you encouraged me to grow within and out of myself, develop knowledge and skills to better myself and find confidence in myself. This class has added inspiration to my success. Thank you for allowing me to expand my positive expectations of a journey that I know I will achieve!
Martez J. - Class Participant 2014 - Hired November 2014 (pictured to the left)
Always strive hard. No one can do more for you than you can. The program is wonderful and a great help for resources, but don’t let them do all the work. Continue to look and search for jobs and once you find that job work hard. Don’t be afraid to continue to search and improve yourself. Education is the key.
Jamie W. - Class Participant 2011
Coming out being an ex-offender was difficult. I felt like there was no hope for me in this world. I came out wanting a fresh start, wanting to think differently than in the past. Attending the Department of Human and Community Renewal program has changed my whole frame of mind towards life and I have gained a lot in this program. Now I have managed to gain employment, housing, and FAFSA assistance for my upcoming semester at Roosevelt University. I now have the confidence within myself to walk with my head held high and I won't give up. I really appreciate you showing me how to positively move forward in my life!
LaTanya S. - Class Participant 2015 - Hired at two different employers March 2015
Believe in yourself because the program believes in you. This program is unlike any other. -
Pedro G. - Class Participant 2009
I am grateful for this class. It had a lot of helpful information on the current job market. I was able to meet a great group of people who I will continue to work. With the help of my instructor, I was able to obtain employment during my second week of the class. First, I would like to thank Dave for all his hard work and patience with me. Also, I would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of The Department of Human & Community Renewal Life who made this possible. I hope that you continue having great success helping other ex-offenders.
Duane D. - Class Participant 2013 - Hired December 2013 - Enrolled at Harold Washington College pursuing an Associates Degree in Business Management and Administration (pictured to the left)
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Quote by Thomas A. Edison
To see ongoing success stories and class graduation photos, please visit our Facebook page where each Friday we highlight a client and their current successes.
If you are a previous client and wish to share your story of success, please email firstname.lastname@example.org