CAI Adult Learning Center student, Diana DeJesus, shares her speech at the Learning Center's end-of-year Celebration this past June. Community Action, Inc. sincerely thanks Ms. DeJesus for sharing her story with us and the community.
“Hello, Good Morning! My name is Diana DeJesus. I am 41 years old. I’m a single parent of three beautiful smart kids and I have a 2 year old granddaughter. My kids mean the world to me. I was born in Boston, I grew up in Chelsea and Lawrence, and now I’m a resident of Haverhill. I have lived here for 5 years and I love it here.
I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to enroll at Community Action in September of 2016. I said to myself, ‘this is my time’. Community Action has been part of my life since then. I remember struggling in the beginning but throughout the months of studying every single day, I can say I am very confident with myself now, and that I can and I will do anything to prepare myself for the next step.
I’m excited to be advancing to the next level and in the future, I want to attend college. So, I will continue to work toward my goals by making a schedule and taking the time to study every day.
My advice to those that enter classes at Community Action would be to take advantage of the great opportunity that they have to offer. They have the best staff that is always available to help in any way they can. Step one is to want to do it. Step two is to be consistent in the everyday classwork. Take the time to go home and review what the teacher taught that day. Step three is to give it your all. You will do great!
Always believe in yourself. Thank you!”