Christina Marks, center, with her children Le'nyja, left, 11, Kharisme', front, 6, Te'mina, rear, 8, and Te'mon-Tez, 10, at their home on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Marks lost a job in August that was her family’s chief source of income. The optimist in her sees this as an opportunity to go back to college and attend culinary school, and she says she has already registered to attend classes at Central Piedmont Community College in the spring.
Christina Marks, center, with her children Le'nyja, left, 11, Kharisme', front, 6, Te'mina, rear, 8, and Te'mon-Tez, 10, at their home on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Marks lost a job in August that was her family’s chief source of income. The optimist in her sees this as an opportunity to go back to college and attend culinary school, and she says she has already registered to attend classes at Central Piedmont Community College in the spring. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Christina Marks, center, with her children Le'nyja, left, 11, Kharisme', front, 6, Te'mina, rear, 8, and Te'mon-Tez, 10, at their home on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Marks lost a job in August that was her family’s chief source of income. The optimist in her sees this as an opportunity to go back to college and attend culinary school, and she says she has already registered to attend classes at Central Piedmont Community College in the spring. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte mom of 4 loses the family job with Christmas on the way

November 30, 2015 05:45 PM

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