“Realizing that my daughters were growing up fast, I decided to go back to school…. Ms. Juanita Perkins, my Union Organizer, told me about the 1199SEIU Home Care Industry Education Fund. While I was attending basic skills classes, I learned [about] the National External Diploma Program. This program gave me not only my high school diploma but the opportunity to prove that I can do it! I have also taken advantage of skills enhancement workshops, which have helped me become a better and more caring home care worker.”