We recently caught up with former student Chris Smith at Capital Factory in Austin. Juanita Budd, AFN Executive Director, sat down to interview him about his current achievement. Chris went from experiencing homelessness and hardship to a full-time professional position with a growing startup company, Press. Chris started his journey with AFN in 2013 at our computer lab located within the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). At the time, he was attending a local college and needed emergency housing. Through the computer skills training and coaching offered by our Trainer at the ARCH, Chris was able to make it through a difficult time. Read more about his past experience with AFN.
Watch Chris’ interview with Juanita Budd on Austin Free-Net’s YouTube channel.
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