Tanisha Durrett has faced many challenges in her life before being connected to Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Being a single mom of three kids ages 16, 18 and 20 was not an easy task, plus she had trouble finding a decent paying job in an accounting firm after graduating from Spalding University in 2009. During this transition of job searching she and her family were homeless for a year, but she kept her head held high and heard about Community Service Revitalization’s “Foundational Leaders” course for entrepreneurs in Louisville, KY. The course helped with business coaching, client referrals, networking, etc. and opened the doors for her to apply for a business loan. She is now the proud owner and operator of Tanisha’s Mobile Bookkeeping Service with the unique niche and tagline “I Come to You”.
In July 2013, Tanisha began volunteering her services answering the phone and helping residents with résumé writing. It was shortly after then that she begin working with New Albany Housing Authority (NAHA). She would like to personally thank the FSS staff and Karen Gadd for encouraging her to apply within.