Miss Muse's University GoFundMe

I'm Desiree.  Most people know me as Dez.  I'm now a non-traditional senior at the University of Saint Joseph.  Social Work major.  What that means is that I am juggling education, work, and family. 

School's expensive.  Everyone knows it.  In October 2014, I lost housing due to underemployment (almost as bad as unemployment) and I live in a transitional living program while I work part-time and try to finish school.  That was hard to tell you but I need you to know my deal.

About me:  There is a poem that I was rather fond of as a youngster where a woman tells her son that life for her 'Ain't been no crystal stair.'  In it, she explains the need to persevere regardless of life's curveballs, and I believe I have done exactly that.

I went back to school at the age of 34.  I have made the Dean's list several semesters.  I won the Sr. Maria Rose deLima Nolan Founders' Award for Excellence in Political Study, completed an internship with the CT General Assembly, as well as week-long Women's Leadership conference at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on the campus of St.  Anselm College.  

have earned no grade lower than a C.  I only earned that C because I became homeless that semester, and being depressed about splitting my family (I have three children) apart so that we could all have short-term places to stay.  This is a situation that persists.  But I am determined to finish.  I have seventeen credits left to my degree.  I refuse to quit.

 I'm 17--just 17, credits shy of my degree.  Anything that anyone coming across this campaign can do to help me along in realizing my dream of advocating and being a voice for those who may not be able to speak for themselves would be JUST terrific.  Don't you want somebody like me changing YOUR world and making it better?

Thanks for reading; I hope you can help!

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Desiree Napoleon UrbanMuse 
Hartford, CT
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