From left to right, Norma Ruiz, Vale Segi, Julia Arroyo, and Shai Aikens gather around the table and talk at the end of their work day. Julia says that she was passed up for many jobs that she applied to because she lacked confidence. “For some reason the center saw the passion that I had and they just gave me an opportunity. I think they really did help me out with that confidence and to know that I have the ability to do whatever I want. You know, I have that ability and power,” Julia said.