11/05/10 NPR Features L-STEP Graduate’s Story

Categories: Life Skills Training & Empowerment Program (L-STEP),Press


Showaye Selassie and her friend, Susan Greenfield


As part of the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing’s (IAHH) partnership with the StoryCorps Project, a graduate of Xavier Mission’s Life-Skills Training & Empowerment Program was featured on the the November 5th broadcast of Morning Edition on NPR (93.9 FM).

You can hear the broadcast online by clicking on Showaye’s Story.

Showaye, a graduate of the Fall 2008 L-STEP class, finished her studies in preparation for a career as an optician and assisted with child care as part of IAHH’s “Living Well” life-skills program for women made homeless as a result of domestic violence.

We hope you listen to her story and join us in celebrating her resilience in the face of incredible personal challenges and the power of love in even the most challenging circumstances!

Through IAHH’s partnership with the StoryCorps Project, all L-STEP graduates are invited to record their stories, including their journeys in and out of homelessness, to be archived in the Library of Congress.

We offer our congratulations to Showaye for her courage in sharing her story and her successes in life!