Marissa "Starting Sooner"

Marissa finds the power to begin again

Achieving the Dream is an national non-profit organization that drives social and economic mobility and champions evidence-based institutional improvement. They created videos that highlight women who have gone above and beyond to reach their goals. With a mission to motivate students, both Northampton Community College (NCC) and Achieving the Dream hope these videos will inspire others to pursue their education passionately.

Pursuing higher education gave Marissa a means to independence. Her desire for a career that she feels passionate about gave her the motivation to head to Northampton Community College. Watch Marissa's story by clicking the photo below. 

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