Since Kim has been with Facing Forward, she has made tremendous strides in an effort to improve her life. With the help of her case manager and support programs as well as her own hard work and determination, Kim has made advances with her career, gone back to college and started saving for her future.In May 2017, Kim graduated as a University Honors Scholar from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. While she initially feared going back to school, her classmates and professors have been very helpful and quickly eased her worries about continuing her education. In addition to maintaining her honor student status, Kim also secured several academic scholarships to support her education. She has worked at various social service agencies, interned at Girls in the Game, and even completed a study abroad program in Pakistan! Next academic year, Kim will continue her education by beginning her Master’s in Social Work program at Loyola University of Chicago. Her goal is to work as a social worker and to become a leader in the field.