Coming as a refugee to Iowa from her homeland torn apart by civil war, Rebecca faced many barriers. No relatives, no job, not even the ability to speak or read English. Rebecca turned to the HOPE Initiative, and now has a job, a driver's license, is learning to read and write English, and she knows her kids can have the future she always hoped for.

Topics: Education, Financial Stability

Derek Lippincott

Written by Derek Lippincott

Derek is the former Marketing Creative Projects Manager for United Way of Central Iowa.