IHI Residents Share Their Stories
Miguel
Miguel PSU
Miguel
Miguel and his family have been IHI residents for 8 years. During this time Miguel has been highly involved in IHI's various youth programs. He participated in afterschool activities when he was in elementary school, IHI's Youth Financial Education program in middle school, and, most recently, IHI's Mentor Program during his last two years of high school. Over the years, IHI's resident services staff worked with Miguel to help him navigate through many ups and downs and stay on the path toward higher education. This summer, IHI staff referred Miguel to IRCO's Summer Youth Employment program, which connects youth with city jobs. Miguel spent his summer commuting to Portland every day to work at Metro Paint. This experience was invaluable for Miguel. He was able to build his resume, save for college expenses, and gain valuable work readiness skills.

We are thrilled to report that this fall Miguel moved to Portland and began college at Portland State University, studying Civil Engineering. He plans to continue working part time while in college and hopes to eventually transfer to Oregon State University.