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Leo: From Student to Teacher

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I came to the U.S. two years ago when I was 19 years old. I always loved computers but didn’t know how I could make that into a career. One day my sister showed me an Instagram post from Commonpoint Queens about their training programs. I called and from that first day, everyone was amazing. I met Valentina and she helped me register for the IT Fundamentals class. I also got groceries from the food pantry and financial and legal assistance.

I loved the class and was even able to help some of my classmates. Valentina came to me just before I got my CompTIA A+ certificate to tell me there was a job teaching with Per Scholas and that I should apply for it. I did and I got the job!

I can’t think of a better way to give back to Commonpoint for everything they did to help me on my journey. I am excited to help the next group of people find their career paths. I’m also looking forward to taking the next level of classes in Cyber Security.

I hope to one day work defending people from cyber-attacks and I could never have this dream without Commonpoint.

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