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SCAP success story: FESS is key to young mother’s employment accomplishments

Since enrolling in Southeastern Community Action Partnership’s (SCAP) Family Empowerment Self-Sufficiency (FESS) program in 2020, Ms. Jestine Davis, a Hoke County mother of one, has been active. She has attended financial workshops, completed ACT Work Keys National Career Readiness, and utilized the program’s education support to complete a notary course at Richmond Community College.

Despite her accomplishments and her diligent job searches, Ms. Davis could not find employment. While she could have given up, defeated. With perseverance and determination, she pushed on. Through comprehensive case management through the FESS program, Ms. Davis received employment support, including interview clothing. After interviewing, she received a job offer as a career coach for a local college. The following day, Ms. Davis emailed her case manager and reported good news. With Ms. Davis’ permission, we share the following excerpt from her email.