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Rocky Mount OIC SOAR Success Story – Michale Liggins

Mr. Michale Liggins enrolled in the Young Adult SOAR Program on March 20, 2019 as a 19-year-old homeless participant.  He came in with a determination to obtain a GED and also full-time employment.  Since being enrolled in the program Mr. Liggins has made much progress.  The SOAR Program made sure Mr. Liggins had the housing he needed by referring him to partners, and enrolled him into the GED program in Fall of 2019 where he is close to receiving his High School Equivalency. During this time he also received job placement at Golden Corral on August 12, 2019. 

Whenever we visit Golden Corral to follow up on Mr. Liggins work performance, the managers and other co-workers speak highly of him, sharing that he is a very hard worker, creative, respectful, prompt, and the company wishes they had more of him. On September 12, 2019, Mr. Liggins work experience ended with the exciting news that he was hired permanently as the head chef.  Golden Corral started Mr. Liggins with $8.00 an hour.  After working 5 months later, Mr. Liggins received a .50 raise.  Mr. Liggins next goal is to attend Culinary School at Nash Community College in which the CSBG Program at NEED Inc.  His goal is to travel all over the world to learn different cooking techniques and recipes.  


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