Impact Manager, City Year
"Pathway to Success Initiative provided me the opportunity to immerse myself within the Nashville community and pique the minds of countless collegiate alumni and professionals. This experience instilled in me a true aspiration to give back and serve others. Since graduation, I have used my talents and training to serve in Los Angeles for two years and now I am pouring into my hometown of Memphis, TN working with City Year."
President, Student Advisory Board (TLC)
Finance Major, Fisk University - 2020
"Pathway to Success Initiative prepared and coached me to a level of confidence that put me a step above others interviewing for a paid internship with an amazing company, HCA. I got the job, but also a support system and personal mentor at Transformation Life Center. My future looks GREAT!"
"Pursuing a D.D.S degree and raised by a single-parent as a minority in West Virginia, my main goal is to cultivate a successful career to change the course of my family's life. I value teamwork and feel my key to success has always been seeking out my "team". I am happy to have received the Steps of Success 5K Scholarship in 2018 and I look forward to being a consistent part of the Transformation Life Center community."
"Growing up, I thought how can i change someone's life? I would volunteer at the open door mission and teach the women and children life skills but decided to go to dental school and pursue a doctorate of dental surgery because dentistry helps someone make a great first impression in order to succeed. If I can help give someone a great smile, they can walk into a job interview with confidence knowing that they will succeed. I want to be able to give my own Oral Health Day in a future office to allow those in the community around me to move up in life. I am proud to be a part of the TLC community that encourages others success."
STUDENT CULTURE LIASON
ALLIANCE LUSKIN ACADEMY
SOUTH CENTRAL, LOS ANGELES
"The Pathway to Success Initiative helped me come out of my comfort zone as a student at Fisk University 2013-2017. I expanded my horizons when it came to meeting new people and developed into a well-rounded person. I enjoyed the part of the program that taught us how to return the favor to youth that lived in the inner-city Nashville community. They are our future and my goal is to help remove the label of "inner city youth" while expanding their expectations of themselves so history won't repeat itself. I now assist the Dean with student behavior as well as social and emotional support back in my hometown of Los Angeles. P2SI helped me lean how to advocate for myself and the youth in my community. Everyone says that when they get a chance they are going to leave this community. I left to better myself and now I am committed to stay and impact our future leaders."