Meet Alexis, a Graduate from Generation USA

Jan 25, 2017 4:00 PM ET

Alexis joined the inaugural group of recruits at Generation Pittsburgh in September 2014. She is working towards a career in healthcare.

Why Generation

“Generation Pittsburgh is a group of honest people who’ve come together to help assist the community in a positive way. Generation helps rescue those who need a second chance in life and puts them on the right path. I know that with dedication and believing in myself, I can be successful.”

What a job means to me

“I’m a single mom, and for me having a job means that I can set an example for my daughter in how to be a responsible and accountable adult. I also want her to see mommy doing what she loves. I want to grow and discover who I am – my daughter will see that and she will want to do positive things too.”

Why healthcare

“I wanted to find a place where I can be compassionate toward others. A job in healthcare will allow me to sustain not only my well-being, but also the well-being of others. I feel like that’s what I was created to do… I’m always happy when I’m taking care of somebody.”

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