Ada in Action: Charlyn’s Story

We firmly believe that education is the key to ending poverty, and we love working with client-partners like Charlyn to further their education!


As a single mother, Charlyn came to the Ada Jenkins Center seeking employment, education and housing. She worked closely with one of our case managers to develop a plan to meet these goals. Charlyn has interests in hospitality, tourism and project management; after encouragement from her case manager, Charlyn applied and received the ANSWER scholarship to pursue her dreams. She currently attends Johnson C. Smith University and is working towards a Bachelor’s degree with a focus in in Business Administration.

Despite her challenges as a single mother in school, Charlyn’s grades are excellent. She has been recognized multiple times for her outstanding GPA and excellence in education. Recently, Charlyn was chosen for the Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarships (WINGS) program.

Charlyn continues to stay in touch with her case manager and the Ada staff, who she has nicknamed “Ada’s Angels”. We are overjoyed to hear of her continued accomplishments and can’t wait to see where her education takes her!

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