“The Family Center helped me so much."

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Briana was a member of the United Way Neighborhood Zone in Brooklyn’s first high school graduation class of teen parents. Today, she’s a nursing student at Baltimore City Community College, a certified medication technician and certified nursing assistant, and works for a company that uses plasma to make medications.

“The Family Center helped me so much. Without it, I would’ve missed a lot of days of school trying to figure out care for my daughter. My attendance improved and now I’m attending BCCC for my nursing degree.

I miss the Family Center teachers—we really had a close bond. I still call Miss Emily if I need help or guidance, and she’s there for me. It really is like a family.”

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