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By Andy Boynton, Volunteer As a certified nursing assistant at a Tacoma retirement home and a student in the Central Service/Sterile Processing program at Clover Park Technical College, Yuridia De …

Meet Lillia

LilliaMeet one of our ESL students, Lillia, and learn about her journey to the United States. 

My name is Lillia. I was born in Ukraine, but now I live in the US in Tacoma. I came here on July 17, 2013. I currently work as a housekeeper and study at TCH.

I never thought about moving from my country, but my husband filled out the application for a Green Card. Coming to the US was always his dream. Then one day we received a letter that told us that my husband had won his green card. I need to say that in my country I had a beautiful house and a good job, so for a long time I didn’t want to move. However, my husband and my two sons really wanted to move to the US.  I agreed to move for my family.

I would like to share that I have lived here for two years, and I have never regretted it. The US is a great country. I like the phrase, ‘’America is the land of opportunity.’’ Because it’s true!

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Meet Natura

Our employment team helps participants generate a resume, prepare for interviews, find employment, and more. Learn about Natura’s journey to success with help from the employment team.

1.) Where do you work and what do you enjoy most about it?

I currently work as an Outreach Professional at Sound Outreach. What I love most about my job is working with clients and connecting families with programs and benefits.

2.) What is the most important goal that you plan to accomplish?

My goal to acquire full-time employment has been met! Now, my goal is to purchase my first home in the very near future.

3.) Who is your hero and why?

At this time, I can’t say I have hero in my life. What I can say is every individual that makes it one more day, given their unpleasant circumstances, is a hero in my book.

4.) What is the most important thing that you learned from the Employment Program at TCH?

The Employment Program at TCH taught me there are still caring and kind individuals who want to see you succeed regardless of barriers. Additionally, it’s great to work with an organization who offers so much to the community.

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