Rhonnie Davis was forced to choose between paying for rent or textbooks. After years of struggle, she was living in her car, breaking out in hives, and studying like mad. And she had no idea how to come up with tuition for next semester.
After losing everything to Hurricane Maria, Soleil and Juan moved from Puerto Rico to Des Moines, where a friend introduced them to MyFreeTaxes—a free online filing service provided by United Way and H&R Block.
When she was homeless in Redhead Park on the East Side, living out of a suitcase, sleeping on a bench, and quitting crystal meth cold turkey—Michelle Jackson wouldn't have believed she would soon be a boss.