A first-generation American of Jamaican descent, Phillip A. Singleton found himself unemployed two weeks before his semester finals in November 2008 when his employer downsized. In need of money, Phillip left college. For a period of time, he was homeless, living out of his car or sleeping on friends’ floors.
Through determination and a fortuitous job offer from a witness who had seen Phillip’s work ethic in action, Phillip landed an unpaid internship in the Florida House of Representatives, which changed the course of Phillip’s life. He flourished in the political arena, becoming the youngest African-American lobbyist in Florida’s history.
Phillip had found his calling: to be the voice for minorities and other underrepresented groups in government issues.
Phillip’s noteworthy tale of durability is one of ten stories in my upcoming book, (Extra)Ordinary: More Inspirational Stories of Everyday People, which will be released on October 10, 2017. To read Phillip’s story, pre-order your paperback or ebook copy at http://kicamprojects.com/shop/extraordinary-more/.