Bryan’s Story

Bryan Negron: Building a Future Graduate 2010


I participated in the [Building a Future] program because at that point of my life I wasn’t quite sure what career path I wanted to take. I was in need of someone that can help structure my future, guide and mentor me; through United Community Services I found that. 

I felt ready and confident about my future after the program. Furthermore, I knew that through hard work and dedication I would achieve my life goals. My biggest takeaway was the friendship I created with my instructors and even after years of completing the program their hands always stayed open for advice; editing my resume or just stopping by the office to catch up on life. 

Since completing the program I can proudly say I’ve been working at East Penn Manufacturing(Deka) for 6 years. I started as a temporary employee in the Acid Fill department, got hired through the company and worked my way up to my current position which is a Personnel Recruiter. Everything I learned at UCS was something I was able to implement into my professional career and helped me get to where I am at today. My goal is to continue my career with East Penn, be a mentor for the younger generation and to one day open my own business. 

Bryan is a graduate of the Building a Future program; a program facilitated by United Community Services from 2004 to 2011. Building a Future was a program of the Pre-Apprenticeship Initiative connecting seniors in high school to opportunities to the building and construction apprenticeships. Students received academic preparation for graduating high school and work readiness soft skills.