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Valley is an AmeriCorps member serving as a grant writer for Texas Southmost College. As part of her grant research, Valley developed Women's Empowerment Workforce Training Program in trade areas that are typically male dominate such as plumbing, electrician, and welding.

“The pandemic has hit women particularly hard in terms of job losses due in part to a lack of available childcare and the Women's Empowerment Workforce Training Program is designed to provide support,” said Valley. “At a time when plumbers and electricians were needed more than ever, the program covers materials and cost of the training as well as job placement assistance upon completion. I am hopeful this program will address the current needs of the community. I am proud to play a role in potentially creating programs that can strengthen communities where many struggle with poverty.”