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Submitted by: Jenell Walton

CINCINNATI- Nikita Anderson came to the Urban League to improve her job skills. Now she's taking what she learned to help herself, and others.

Nikita says she learned how to do her job as an Employment Barrier Removal Specialist from some of the best in the business. She enrolled in the Urban League’s Advanced Customer Service Education (ACE) program never realizing she’d one day be teaching similar skills to people looking for a hand-up. Nikita says she was working as an Education Resident Liaison when it was suggested she sign-up for the Urban League’s ACE class. Teri Dixon and Rahman “Rocky” Shabazz are lead teachers over the ACE program.

“At first I thought I didn’t really need to learn more about professional or employment coaching but I was wrong. Ms. Terry and Mr. Rocky were very helpful during that process,” said Nikita. She completed the three-week program and is now working to help people too. “Now, I am a Public Ally and I feel like the tips that I learned interviewing and following up directly affected this position and me getting a job because it leads to additional interviews with non-profit organizations. I ended up being placed at Working In Neighborhoods, so I am the Employment Barrier Removal Specialist here and I’m actually the Ms. Terry or Mr. Rocky!”

Nikita is thankful for those who support the Urban League. Their support is helping her change her and her children’s lives for the better.

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