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Training Aims to Provide Brighter Futures

On a rainy Tuesday, Andrea Gillard of Frederick had just finished an eight-hour shift as a housekeeper when she entered the Frederick Housing Authority's office on East Patrick Street. Shortly before 6 p.m., covered with rain and mild exhaustion, the single mom reached into a fast food bag for dinner and cracked open a textbook of medical terminology. For the next two hours, she immersed herself in everything from lymph nodes to aneurysms before finally calling it a day. Gillard is one of 12 women enrolled in the new Allied Health Academy, providing education and training for women who live in Frederick's public housing as a stepping stone to a better career. Read More…

Publish date: January 31, 2008