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Ta'Dedra Allen from UCCA in Anson County Finds a Career and a Future


Ta'Dedra Success story
Ta'Dedra Allen came into the Centralina WDB's NEXGEN Servicesas a high school graduate who had not yet figured out her life's direction.  She wanted to develop her soft skills and gain work experience because she never had unsubsidized employment before.

Allen participated in summer and paid work experiences through the NEXGEN services. During her work experiences she mainly work at the Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition, Inc.  in Wadesboro, NC as a receptionist.  Allen valued her time there working with clients who needed help.  She was able to attend court cases with the staff and received a valuable look into what they did on a daily basis.

During the end of a paid work experience the receptionist position became available and she was strongly considered.  Mrs. Karen Baucom, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Coalition, Inc. called me Garrett Malone, Career Development Specialist at the Union County Community Action, Inc. (UCCA) informing him that they wanted to hire Allen.  They felt like she always did a wonderful job being reliable, showing initiative and overall great soft skills during her work experiences. 

Today, Allen is now hired with the organization and started on July 20, 2015.  She has retained her employment for several months now.  Allen is currently working 32 hours a week making over minimum wage. 
Overall, Allen has taken full advantage of the NEXGEN's great services during her duration in the program.  She obtained her license, a Bronze Career Readiness Certificate, and now employed part-time.  

"I would like to thank Union County Community Action, Mr. Malone and the Centralina Workforce Development Board for all they done for me." 

The Centralina Workforce Development Board and theNEXGEN Council are proud partners with the Union County Community Action Agency, Inc. The Board and the NEXGEN Council are extremely pleased with Allen's accomplishments.  For more information regarding Centralina WDB NEXGEN services, contact Centralina WDB's Youth Specialist, Solomon McAuley at



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