Adult Education Stories
Opening The Drawer
“I was a teacher back in Mexico,” says Estela. “When I got here I didn’t have papers. I didn’t want to stay here. I always wanted to go back. I applied to many jobs and the first thing they always said was ‘You have to show your papers’.”
How to Become a Community Leader
When women enroll in our Adult Education program, every woman comes in her own goal in mind. Sometimes she wants to get her GED, othertimes she wants to learn English. No matter her goals, every woman leaves our program with one thing: leadership skills.
“The biggest challenge in my life has been the fear of doing new things.”
Margarita made it through the 9th grade in school. She was the oldest of twelve siblings in Mexico, and her parents couldn’t afford to support her anymore. She’s been working ever since then. But with support, she’s on a journey to get a GED and a fulfilling career.
“We know we have potential, and education helps us go higher.”
As Angel is learning in his bilingual preschool classroom, Angelica is a few steps away learning English and taking GED classes. For this family, everyone is learning.
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