Help Me Pay for Living Expenses

I am a queer, trans woman who has recently moved back to the Triangle area to enroll in a coding immersive course at Momentum Learning  in Durham, NC, studying software development (specialization: back-end, Ruby on Rails).  I have worked in IT Support previously, but after an extended period of unemployment and some temporary jobs, I have decided to change career paths. 

This is a twelve week, full-time intensive cohort teaching us programming principles, software development life-cycles, and more. This great opportunity has come at a great cost, however. I was able to get financing to pay the tuition with a co-signer, but already have to start paying some interest back as well as coming up with living expenses for the next three months.  

I am asking for your help today to pay for living expenses while I study and work on projects. Everyone who has suggested this course and those going through the cohort with me state that it will be too intensive, take up too much time to try for even a part time job while in class. I need at least $700 of this goal by August 28th to be able to pay September's rent.

I fully expect to be in a junior software developer position soon after completing this cohort and in a much better financial position. 

I am currently living with a wonderful friend and roommate. I cannot leave her on the hook for the full rent and utilities, risking her not being able to cover it completely, and am in need of emergency funds to cover my expenses during the length of the course. Moving back home would also mean having to leave the course I've invested time and money in, moving back to a more conservative area, and being away from community and chosen family. 

I deeply appreciate any assistance you can provide!

Thank you all!

Take care,
Joanna I. Davidson

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Joanna Davidson 
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