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NAME: Amy M., 43

CHILDREN: Raven, 14 and Zachary, 12

EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Associate degree, Social Work
Front Range Community College

Bachelor’s degree, Social Work
Colorado State University

Accepted into the Graduate School of Social Work
Colorado State University, Summer 2017

CAREER GOAL:
Advocacy, specializing in area of domestic violence

FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT? Yes

THE POWERFUL STORY OF

Amy M.

Leaving an abusive husband behind me, I found Project Self-Sufficiency. A safe and comfortable future for all of us meant that I needed to go bigger than I once thought I could. With the opportunity to obtain a post-secondary education, a different future is now within reach. My selfpower to succeed is consistently strengthened as I have received notable academic and personal recognition through organizations such as Girl Noticed, Crossroads Safehouse, Project Self-Sufficiency, various third-party scholarships, and most recently, the Jackson Distinguished First Generation Scholar Award from Colorado State University. Watching our lives transform strengthens my commitment to apply my education to help those hindered by domestic violence renew their strength and abilities, continuing a positive cycle of selfpower well beyond my own.

SERVICES RECEIVED:

  •  Boundless Children’s Fund
  •  Scholarship Fund
  •  Participant Assistance Fund
  •  Cars for Families Program
  •  Housing Fund
  • Computer Repair Program
  • “Cool Kids” Back-to-School Clothing Fund
  • Tutoring Program
  • Holiday Gift Sponsorship