Movers are the lifeblood of our organization and the heroes who are the focus of our movement. Movers are individuals who have made the commitment to take ownership of their future and make a BraveMove.
Benefiting themselves, their families and the communities in which they live, our Movers understand that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a symbol of strength and an understanding that we all need help to make our BraveMove.
We work with our Movers to foster the right partnerships and relationships to ensure their paths to success. The time has come to make up your mind and make a BraveMove. Find your passion and ask for the help that you need. Allow BraveMove to help foster your vision. BraveMove is here to support individuals who need that little boost to realize their dream.
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This is a letter to express gratitude for your kindness.
My name is Chelsey Millard a graduate from Cypress Mandela training center. I have met you gentlemen about 11 weeks ago, when you heard my story about how and why I joined CMTC. You believed in me. You encouraged and supported my success though Cypress Mandela training center. For that I am greatly appreciative.
Being a student at Cypress Mandela Training Center has changed my life for the better. In the last 16 weeks of attending C.M.T.C. I have learned so many things. From responsibility and genuine hard-work. To taking initiative and doing the necessary things to achieve all tasks and assignments. I have learned About Covid-19 and have had the proper training on how to manage safety and well-being for myself, my family, community and school/workplace. I’ve learned how to manage everyday tasks like wearing masks 24-7 and proper hygiene, living in the “new normal”, so that I can keep myself, my classmates, my family and my community around me safe as well.
I wasn’t very physically fit nor did I like to work out but everyday training with my classmates has given me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone and workout to gain the physical strength I need to make it through a hardworking day. I am very proud of myself for carrying rebar everyday keeping up with other classmates and pushing us to work harder and faster while running with rebar with no prize in the end and no first place just knowing that we did it. And that’s all that matters at the end of the day. I’ve leaned hard work and what it means to be a team. I’ve also learned a lot about the trades and what a hardworking fruitful future looks like making a living wage, instead of the monotonous future path I was on as being a full time waitress with no other experience under my belt. C.M.T.C. Has given me a bright future full off bright pathways to choice from on this next journey of my life. My future was very bleak with no direction. I had no dreams or goals set in place. Now within this short period of time I have set goals which I have already started to accomplish. And I now also know what it really means to dream and how to make those dreams become reality. I am very fortunate and so very blessed to be a student at C.M.T.C.. My biggest takeaway from Cypress is that I can now say that I am drug free!!! That alone opens doors. Not to mention the ones that have opened because of my hard work and my dedication to Cypress . You helped me immensely with successfully completing the training course with certifications and obtaining full time employment. With out your support, I am sure I would have plain out quit and continued to live the dark, homeless and bleak path I was on.
I AM now stronger than I ever thought I could be! I AM employed. I AM courageous, smart, worthy and I AM WORTH IT! I AM grateful for you supporting me through this journey and helping me accomplish my goals! I AM TRULY GRATEFUL FOR YOU.
May God bless you.
Recipient of the BraveMove.org Scholarship
Isaiah is a native of San Francisco, CA, and learned to paint at the age of nine. Isaiah is a self-taught artist and has been creating original artwork throughout his elementary, grade school and high school years. Isaiah discovered his love for art at an early age by creating art pieces for many of his relatives during various holidays. Isaiah has always been fascinated by artistic imagery and how the world is represented differently through the eyes of others. His interest cultivated during his teenage years and further developed when he opted to further his education in Art. The images Isaiah draws are only a small part of his narrative. In 2014 Isaiah worked as a graphic assistant designing artwork for t-shirts. Isaiah is currently studying Art at City College of San Francisco where he plans to acquire his Associate’s degree. From there, he plans to continue his education and obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Art.
In his free time, Isaiah loves to play basketball. He has played basketball throughout his school years and aspires to play at the collegiate level as well. He is extremely dedicated to the sport and practices daily to fine-tune and perfect his craft.
Isaiah was chosen to participate in San Francisco Achievers, a program that supports and mentors young African American men to thrive in higher education and beyond by closing the opportunity gap. Isaiah excelled in this program and in high school received an award for excellence in leadership training and mentoring.
Recipient of the Bravemove.org Scholarship at Damien H.S.
Elijah is a student who is surpassing all expectations. At the age of 3, he was diagnosed with a slight case of autism and with learning disabilities. His father unexpectedly passed when he was 6 years old, and he has struggled with depression and his communication skills. In addition, he is the eldest sibling and has home responsibilities helping raise two younger sisters that were both born with severe asthma. Elijah struggled with the public school system both academically and socially. His motivational levels were low and his behavior was on the edge of misconduct. If she could get support, his single mother decided to make a significant change in Elijah's life, Catholic education.
Since Elijah's first day at Damien High School his familiy, friends and peers have seen positive growth from him. There has been a positive change in his ability to work independently on his school work and his communication skills, self esteem and most importantly his relationship with God.
Elijah is one of the young men BraveMove.org is supporting during the 2020-2021 school year. Without this support, Elijah would not be attending Damien High School due to financial restraints on the family.
Elijah is a model sophomore student. He is involved in athletics and is currently maintaining a GPA of 3.0 thanks to BraveMove.org.
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