Brigida Cruz graduated from the Medical Assistant program at Hunter Business School on June 18, 2018, after being referred by Danny Rodriguez, Educational Specialist at the Workforce Development Center (WDC), a CHI family shelter in Suffolk County. She is the first referred client to successfully complete a program at Hunter Business School since the WDC opened.
Brigida and her family were living in Florida when Hurricane Maria flooded their home and left them homeless. At that time, they came to New York to stay with family but were not able to live with family permanently. They were placed with CHI at the WDC, where educational and vocational activities are offered. Shortly after she arrived, she met with Danny who gave her a brochure for Hunter. She discussed her interest in the medical assistant program with him and he set up an appointment with admissions. She enrolled in the program, attended all the classes and graduated.
We are so proud of her. Congratulations Brigida!