The important services of the Propel Network are not only of great benefit to the capable women of our community who seek to enter the workforce, they are necessary for the families who will rely on the respectable salaries and productivity of this growing workforce.
Rabbi Eli Mansour
In the days before I went to Propel, I felt like I was on the bottom. Now I feel I’m alive again.
Speak to someone at Propel. It was scary for me to make that call. Thinking won’t change anything. If you don’t make the phone call you won’t change your life.
I heard and read about Propel and thought it was interesting. I always said I wanted to do something with computers and something with interior design. I called Propel. I didn’t know that they help you enroll [in a certificate program] or help pay for your education. Once I spoke with Ellen [Propel’s Life & Career Coach], I knew I was not backing out, I was going to prove to myself I could do this.
I’m 32 and I’m a single mom with two kids. I got divorced and my life in the beginning was upside down. I met with Ellen at Propel, and we ended up finding a paralegal program at Pace in Manhattan. I graduated with a certification, and I’ve been working since as a paralegal.
A friend of mine told me about Propel. She said they were offering courses that summer, and I was looking to expand my knowledge in computers, which I had very little of, so I really needed to start from scratch. I wasn’t working. I gave up my job working in retail and I did not want to go back to retail. I called Propel and got in touch with Ellen. We talked. She set me up with two classes, one with quickbooks and one with basic computers, and it was the best thing Propel ever did for me.