A Fighting Chance: Delores

//A Fighting Chance: Delores

It took Delores a long time to pull herself out of poverty. As a single mother of five children in Bryan, Texas, she couldn’t find a job and was barely able to feed and clothe her family. She relied on housing assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, and other family members to survive.

Once she found a local program that empowers Bryan residents to find well-paying jobs, save for a down payment on a house, and get a college degree, she was able to find and keep a full-time job. She quickly started making more money, and soon she didn’t need food stamps. She now owns a home in Bryan and has been promoted to a manager position at her job. She is enrolled in online classes and working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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