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Helping Others Is Her Life’s Work
For Jill White, helping others is more than just a part-time activity. It’s a full time job and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
After obtaining her bachelor’s degree as a student in the Keystone College Weekender Program, Jill was hired as Transitional Housing Case Manager for United Neighborhood Centers in Scranton. She helps displaced families obtain the services they need to get back on their feet after suffering hardships.
A resident of Jefferson Twp., Pa., Jill began her association with the non-profit agency as an intern while a Weekender student and was hired full-time within weeks after receiving her bachelor’s degree in education in May, 2012. She also was recognized as the top student in Keystone’s Education Division.
“I really love what I do. I feel like I’m really making a difference in people’s lives.”
As a mother of three children, ages 12, 8, and 5, Jill knew that finding time to get a college degree wouldn’t be easy. But the Weekender Program helped her accomplish her goals and still meet her family responsibilities.
“I recommend the Weekender Program to anyone who wants to receive a great education and still fulfill their own personal and family needs. It’s a great way to step up and accomplish your goals. You just have to get started.”