Renika & Career Paths: Drawing A Roadmap to Success
Securing a job is difficult enough. Pile on the stress of keeping up in school while dealing with unbearable living conditions, and it’s easy to see why big dreams get on the back burner and great opportunities slip away.
The Door is here for young people who are motivated and ready to take the next step in their career. Take Renika—a busy young woman who was working towards her associate degree. Renika’s home life became intolerable, and she had nowhere to go. She came to The Door for a shelter referral, and the staff soon saw how motivated she was to make a better life. They connected her to an internship opportunity while working to stabilize her housing.
The Door’s internships are just the starting point for young people like Renika. Here they can also find support obtaining a High School/GED Diploma, enrolling in college, and obtaining a part-time or full-time job.
While in The Door’s Young Adult Internship Program, Renika spent her time running between school, her internship, and workforce development classes at The Door. And she loved it. Of her time here, Renika said, “You get what you put in, and I strive to put in as much effort as I can at The Door.”
Learn more about our Career and Education opportunities here.