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PRC Stories

Julissa Amaro Mata
“I am glad to help PRC and other persons.”

As one of 2,000 volunteers at People’s Resource Center, Julissa Amaro Mata tutors and teaches computer skills to Spanish-speaking clients on Saturday mornings at St. Paul’s church in Wheaton. But during the week, she becomes a student, learning English with a PRC tutor and taking English classes at COD.

Julissa has been in Wheaton for a year, and has taken PRC English classes at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. But volunteering has always been a part of her life.

A New Beginning
Through PRC, Kumba's entire life has been set onto a new path.

Kumba’s story begins on the other side of the globe in Sierra Leone, West Africa in a tiny village where she was born and raised as one of thirteen children.  That village remained peaceful for many years.  Kumba was married and she and her husband had six children of their own. 

Everything changed for Kumba and her family in 1991 when rebels went to the village to take over the land because they thought that there were diamond deposits there.  Much violence occurred and Kumba lost...

Meet the Toto Family
The Toto Family: Taking steps toward a future of hope and opportunity.

The Toto family were resettled in DuPage County after fleeing the violence of a tragic civil war in their homeland of Sudan.  The family has worked incredibly hard to build a new life here, but making ends meet in our county has been hard.  People's Resource Center has helped the family with food and clothing, and also supported Manal and Hamad's efforts to learn English, pass their U.S. citizenship interviews and study for the GED (high school equivalency) exam.  PRC...

Monikea Hatten
"PRC is my family!"

Let me introduce you to Monikea.

When we met Monikea, she and her baby son were homeless.  

She came to People's Resource Center, and thanks to generous donors like you, she received some timely help.  Food, diapers, computer classes, clothing, a job search mentor.

You helped Monikea get her life back on track.  

Monikea was willing to work hard, and thanks to her dedication and some timely help from you, she reached her goals....

LaCrystal Brown
"PRC made my dream come true after 25 years."

"I would like to thank People's Resource Center for providing me with tutoring services over the years. I moved to the area 5 years ago, came to PRC and started out by taking a computer class.

"From there I went on to tutoring and it was great to work with Pam Knight (PRC's former Literacy Coordinator) over the years. I needed help with math. For the last 4 years, I had been one class short of getting my Bachelor Degree in Applied Behavioral Science. My tutor, Paul Baiocchie, was...