Success Stories

Cornelius Sanders

Cornelius Sanders

Cornelius is a US-born African American who lives in Dorchester. He took our Mel King Empowerment Program (MKEP) class and was hired as a steward at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Cornelius came back and spoke to the second MKEP class on “alumni day.” He said,...

Wanda Diaz

Wanda Diaz

Wanda Diaz is originally from Puerto Rico and the proud mother of three daughters. She worked as a shift leader at a fast food restaurant for fifteen years in Florida before moving back to Boston this past summer. She has been hired as a Room Attendant at the Element...

Margarida Jurgensen

Margarida Jurgensen

Country of origin: Cape Verde BEST Hospitality Training Affiliation: 2013-1 Room Attendant class; continued coaching; spoke at National Fund for Workforce Solutions Fifth Annual Meeting in Baltimore in June 2015. Current Job: The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common,...