IHI Residents Share Their Stories
Angelica
Angelica
Angelica
As a teenager without a driver's license, living in the suburbs can be hard. Many places are not accessible via public transportation and taking the bus every day can be expensive. Angelica, a high school junior, lined up a busy and productive summer for herself. She got a part-time summer job and planned to participate in a college prep program, both of which were miles from her home. Unfortunately, Angelica didn't have enough money to cover the costs of public transportation to and from these locations. She approached IHI's resident services staff and asked if there were any programs or resources available to help. The answer was yes! IHI staff had access to grant funds awarded by the Collins Foundation that allowed us to buy Angelica bus passes for the duration of the summer. IHI's assistance with this small but critical financial barrier enabled Angelica to start her senior year with college prep and work experience under her belt, and her future is looking brighter than ever!