Tajha’s Success Story

Growing up in Cincinnati, Tajha and her family faced tremendous obstacles, including homelessness. During her senior year of high school, Tajha joined CYC’s Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates class. Her Career Specialist Vicky Perkins nurtured Tajha’s leadership and innate desire to give back. Within the JCG program, Tajha received city and statewide recognition for her public speaking skills, and she graduated as salutatorian of Western Hills University High School. In 2017, Tajha graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Communication Studies as she continues to work as a career specialist for Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates in Akron. Tajha shares, “What CYC and Ms. Perkins have done for me, I want to do for other students. She allowed me to see myself. She created a new narrative for me and re-wrote the future chapters to come.”