For over two years, I have had the great privilege of working at Grace Institute. A leader in workforce development, Grace Institute provides tuition-free job-skills training to unemployed and underemployed women, as well as providing career placement services to help secure employment upon program completion. I had no idea what to expect when I started at Grace. I was fresh out of college, new to the workforce, and not quite sure if this Okie could make it in the Big Apple. Now, I know that I have found my path. As a member of the Development Department, I get to work with our entire Grace Institute community – participants, alumnae, supporters, volunteers – and I am fortunate to work at an organization that not only has values that mirror my own, but also a mission that I can fully support. But the best part of my job is getting to work with our women. The women who attend Grace Institute are hungry to improve themselves, and excited to learn the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. All of the women who walk through our doors are ready for a change. By the end of the 10-day campaign, our goal is to raise a total of $10,000 to support 10 Grace women. These funds allow us to continue to provide job-skills training and career placement services to over 280 women each year. Thank you for your support and helping me reach my personal fundraising goal of $500!