Success Stories

Terrance is soft-spoken but holds himself with a quiet confidence. That confidence was hard-won. When Terrance was 14, his family lost their home to domestic violence. His mother brought Terrance, his sisters and brother from Bridgeport to New London, where room could be found in a shelter. read more…

Kasmaine has bright eyes, a winning smile and a Jamaican lilt in her voice. When she was 3, her grandmother became ill. Little Kasmaine took care of her and made her tea. Though she was a little girl, Kasmaine knew then she wanted to be a nurse. But even with a goal, the road hasn’t been easy. read more...

Maricely speaks quietly but her personality draws you in. You want to pay close attention to her words.

She was born and raised in Hartford. Her family moved around a lot, so Maricely attended 7 elementary schools. It was hard adjusting to new friends and classmates. But she learned to adapt. read more...