Readers may recognize this highlighted corpsmember from our e-news and social media postings six months back: Roxana was one of a small cohort that walked in the 2020 graduation ceremony for John Muir Charter School, our onsite high school. Since graduation, Roxana has been working on a crew alongside Marin County Parks, learning valuable skills and exploring potential careers. Earlier this year she applied for a parks position, and we learned recently that she secured a job as a seasonal assistant!
Roxana originally left high school to work but was encouraged by her mother to join CCNB. She points to working, studying, and raising her son as a single mom as the biggest challenge she has had to overcome—we think it is even more impressive she worked through this challenge to stay in school and start her new career during the pandemic. Roxana points to her son and her family as the reason she has worked so hard with CCNB and thanked her teachers for all their patience, support, and motivation as she navigated high school. We cannot wait for the day she works alongside a CCNB supervisor and crew in the future!