The empowerment of an immigrant mother. “The biggest challenge in my life has been the fear of doing new things.”

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On a warm June evening, families shuffle through the pews of a beautiful church in Hillsboro, Oregon. It’s graduation day for our Adult Education students. As families begin to settle down before the ceremony begins, the four women graduating begin to slip on their caps and gowns; a symbol of one chapter closing and another opening. For Margarita, this moment has been a long time coming.

Read her full story here.