EBDI recently honored Marguerita Cavanaugh as our 2012 Pipeline Graduate of the Year for her hard work and career success. This week’s video shares a bit about the determination and persistence it took for Ms. Cavanaugh to achieve what she has in recent years.
Marguerita’s first contact with EBDI was when, as a renter in East Baltimore, she began working with our relocation staff. She wanted to buy a home, but was unemployed and struggled with other personal hardships.
In order to work toward home ownership, Marguerita enrolled in our workforce pipeline where she worked with our business services associate Dan Baldwin. Family Advocate Alphonso Barney also worked with Marguerita and talks about the success of her efforts:
“Ms. Cavanaugh became gainfully employed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2009. She has been able to make progress and has moved up to become an OR Associate with an increase in her wages.”
As she persisted in her career and overcame her other struggles, Ms. Cavanaugh achieved her dream of homeownership:
“In 2011, I became a homeowner through the grace of God and EBDI. They helped me through the whole process. Without EBDI this was a dream. I've come a long way since EBDI worked with me. Today I stand before you as a hard worker, a home owner, and a productive member of society.”
As Kenneth Lambert described it a few months ago in a video, our team works with our neighbors to “fill in the holes” in their lives that hold good people back. Whether the challenge is job history, substance abuse, chronic unemployment or housing, our goal is to provide the tools and support to help members of our community achieve their career and life goals.
Thank you for reading this week’s email. We hope you’ll watch our video to learn more about Marguerita’s inspirational story.