Ginger Phillips came to the Eberly Center for Women in October 1996. Recently divorced, Ginger was ready to begin building a future for herself and her daughter. She had already enrolled in one class at the university, but was unsure of "what to do". The uncertainty she felt had more to do with personal issues than a career. Project Succeed helped her integrate life and daughter, school and work.
Ginger said Project Succeed was a very positive influence in her life, helping to increase her self-esteem and self-awareness. The "camaraderie" with others, atmosphere, a sense of security and the fact that it was "ok" to work towards a better life for herself and her daughter motivated her and helped her to stay focused.
Others have recognized Ginger as well. She has helped to facilitate recent Project Succeed workshops as well as receiving several scholarships from different organizations in the city. Ginger is also very proud of the fact she has been invited to join the Gold Key National Honor Society.
"School is a big part of my and my daughter's life" says Ginger and since my commitment to continuous learning, my daughter has become a better student with goals of going on to college and for age 8, that's a great goal. Ginger will graduate this year and plans to continue her education to pursue a master's degree.