How Digital Works Affects Lives – Iesha’s Story

Iesha was sent to prison at the age of 18 and was incarcerated for 11 months.

“When I got out, I decided I was going to be a law-abiding citizen. I was going to do right in life, and I was going to take care of my child,” said Iesha.

But Iesha found that wasn’t going to be easy. She was having a hard time finding gainful employment to support her family. Iesha was referred to the Digital Works center in Gallipolis, Ohio by the area welfare agency. She completed the training program and began applying to every telemarketing job opportunity her Digital Works facilitator gave her. Iesha was determined and this determination paid off – she was offered a contract job with eDegree making outbound calls. She received her first promotion in just two weeks marking the first of many.

Hear from Iesha in the video below and share her story with others.


*Update: Iesha continues advancing in her career with eDegree and is now making $15 per hour.


Apply for the Digital Works program or learn more at

Subscribe to our Newsletter