Paths to MCNY: Layla St. Hilaire

by on August 17, 2015 in Paths To MCNY, Uncategorized with No Comments »

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Layla St. Hilaire was born and raised in New York City.  Her family is from Grenada and she tries to visit her Grandmother there as often as she can.  Layla joined the work force immediately after finishing high school.  She often told herself she would go to college but other things got in the way. With the encouragement of a close friend and former MCNY student, as well as the support of several of her clients, Layla made the call and enrolled at MCNY in Human Services.

Before coming to MCNY, Layla worked as a home health aide. Currently, she works for the NYC Housing Authority. Her favorite part of working in the home health field was the great relationships she built with clients. Working with people is a skill that comes naturally to her.

Layla’s goal at MCNY is not only to get her degree but to learn more about herself and others. The demands of work and school keep her busy but she enjoys staying active and finds learning to be an enjoyable experience. In the future, Layla hopes to work with people with developmental disabilities.





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