Help is Here: From Furloughed to Flourishing
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph Degon worked in the theme park and film industry as a stunt performer and puppeteer. When theme parks shut down in early March, Joseph’s contracts were discontinued with no return to work date. Without having a definite answer about returning to work, he knew he needed to take a […]Read More »
A Second Chance to Pursue a New Career Path
Walter Tyler worked at KFC for more than a year. Without any warning after returning from vacation, he discovered that he had been laid off due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the Central Florida economy. Immediately, he began searching for another job but had no luck. Looking for resources and support, Walter attended an […]Read More »
Career seeker Steven Rivera reached out to Career Center Manager Gina Ronokarijo and asked if it would be possible to stop by in his OPD patrol car and uniform to surprise Career Consultant Virginia Patterson. Virginia worked with Steven to help in enroll in Osceola’s Technical Law Enforcement Program two years ago and graduated in […]Read More »
From Uncertainty to Thriving
Charlene Oliveras and her family moved to Central Florida as a result of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico. After the direct hit, the situation on the island was dire, and Charlene’s husband lost his job. The future was uncertain, and the family made the difficult decision to leave a lifetime in Puerto Rico to look for new opportunities in Central Florida.Read More »
Let’s Talk about Success!
We love this! Recently, Johnny Robinson was a homeless veteran for several months. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program (SSVF) helped him stabilize his living situation, but they required him to find a job in order to stay in their program. More on Mr. Robinson’s storyRead More »
Thank You for Your Service
“A special thank you to Lisa Milsap and Jenee Christian for checking up on me via email, phone or walk-in and making sure any questions I had were answered and making sure resources were available to me. You guys really made a difference and all of your efforts are deeply appreciated.”
Those words were just a small part of a note of appreciation received at the Seminole Center recently.