Our Impact

Tashell Stevenson and Tashira Mason

Tashell had a juggling act to manage full-time work and school. She came to ACHIEVEability seeking affordable housing and support to make progress in school. Tashell found the focus she needed to be a better student AND a better parent. In 2013, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern University. After successfully completing the ACHIEVEability program, she now owns and operates a day care. She will be applying for the master’s program in family and community counseling at the University of Pennsylvania.

Learning the value of education from her mother, Tashira eagerly embarked on her own journey toward education. She participated in various programs including the Villanova Initiative for Engaging Women, where she attended intensive college prep courses. From eighth through eleventh grade Tashira spent six weeks each summer on Villanova’s campus learning new skills. Tashira served on the Youth Panel Board for the City of Philadelphia and volunteered in various community events. She is currently a sophomore in Pennsylvania State University’s bachelor of nursing program.