April 2019 Client of the Month



Age: 18
Position: Retail Sales Associate
Minouchic Boutique
April 2019

Congratulations to our client of the month, Andika!  Andika is a recent Haitian Immigrant who recently settled in Evanston, IL.  Andika was motivated to intergrate into the Evanston Community and begin employment but she had not yet mastered the English language.  We welcomed her into the YJC house anyway.  We were able to provide a customized training for Andika in her native languages French and Haitian -Creole.  Andika put in extra effort and hours and she graduated from WRT.

Andika expressed an interest in retail, fashion, and customer service.  While crafting her resume, Julia (employer relations manager) focused on her transferrable interpersonal skills which translated to excellent customer service which shines through in any language. Andika, armed with her newly acquired skills and professional resume began her search for employment with her career advisor, Len Felton.  Len worked his resources and was able to secure an internship for Andika with Minouchic Boutique, owned by a longtime Haitian-American Evanston Resident.  Perfect Match!

Andika now welcomes customers into Minouchic Boutique and practices her English skills while assisting customers with purchasing unique outfits.

We couldn’t be more excited for Andika, and more proud of what she has accomplished.  Way to go Andika!