Production Assistant Spotlight: Nandia
A southern native who still doesn’t love the cold, Nandia moved to Chicago in 2011 with her mom after her aunt got sick. After graduating high school and losing her aunt, Nandia headed back to the south and eventually returned to Chicago with a baby in tow.
Her mom recommended the job training program through New Moms, the social enterprise Bright Endeavors. Nandia called and asked what she needed, came for orientation, and was hired in July. “I’ve had really good, positive vibes since I started this program.”
Nandia took a break from Bright Endeavors while she found daycare for her daughter. Despite a break and a two-hour commute, Nandia returned to her job at Bright Endeavors. Nandia came back for the professional skills training, having other moms to share stories about motherhood with, and the mock interviews and resume help. “It [this program] has changed my spirit.”
Nandia graudated in December from the job training program, has a secured job at UPS, and is enrolled to go back to school in January. Her ultimate career goal is to become a district attorney. She left us with this advice, “if you have big dreams, just follow them.”
While we miss Nandia, we are very proud of her and her accomplishments and know she will achieve her dreams.