LMC_Nilton_ServaNilton Serva, majoring in Computer Science, addresses the audience at an Earn & Learn awards breakfast.

When Nilton Serva was released from his second juvenile incarceration, he was on the verge of homelessness. Then the Los Medanos College student was connected to Earn & Learn East Bay and earned an opportunity to work at Costco Wholesale. Throughout the course of his paid internship he not only experienced his first job interview, but was inspired to continue his education and pursue a degree in Computer Science, focusing on entrepreneurship and the technology industry.

“One day I want to create companies that will be able to give opportunities to young people like Earn & Learn East Bay gave to me,” said Nilton.