Rueben and his family were homeless for most of his life, living at various motels, shelters and in their car. Despite these challenges, Rueben managed to graduate from high school determined to make a better life for himself.

Rueben enrolled in Operation MONEY where he received supportive services, training in interview techniques and resume writing, and career counseling. He was placed at Burlington Coat Factory through the Work Experience program, where he was offered permanent employment at the completion of his term.

Reuben is pursuing a certificate in Computer Repair at Crafton Hills College while he maintains his position at Burlington Coat Factory. The store manager referred to him as one of her best employees when evaluating his performance. He has since purchased his own car and looks forward to a successful future.