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Center lends a helping hand for education

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By: Bill Schammert
bschammert@klkntv.com

The Center for People in Need is giving more than two dozen women a chance at an education.  It's one that just weeks ago, might've seemed impossible.

It's called the Access to Computer Technology Program.  Already with 32 participants, the program enrolls single mothers in classes at Southeast Community College.

Without an education, Executive Director, Beatty Brasch, says getting out of poverty is nearly impossible.

"[The participants] need to be able to work at home, put their children to bed, do their homework and access the resources and information they need," Brasch said.

And that's exactly what the program does.

Not only does it pay for tuition, but it also sets the mothers up with a free laptop and Internet access.

Amber Gadeken-Long is trying to pursue her business degree, so she can eventually help the people that are in her current situation.

"Before I couldn't see an end to my situation, now I just see endless possibilities," Gadeken-Long said.

ACT will cost an estimated $350 thousand over the next three years, most of it paid for by one anonymous donor.

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