Pursuing Dreams



Zhuldyz came to New York in 2010 from Kazakhstan, where she had earned an associate degree in teaching English. When she got to New York, she wanted to pursue a long-held dream: becoming a makeup artist. Although she had some experience in her home country, she needed formal training to work in the United States. Because she has a family, she was eligible for a larger IDA grant of up to $4,000. She met her goal and used the funds to pay for tuition at a leading industry school. Her professional certification allows her to work for fashion shows, TV, and weddings.

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