News & Blog: Learner Stories


I was born in Misantla, Veracruz, Mexico. I have been living in Grand Rapids for 11 years. I am married and have three daughters. Two of them are in elementary school, and the small one is 20 months old, so she is going to a preschool.

I am a volunteer at Cesar Chavez School where my girls attend. I help at Cook Library sometimes because they greatly help the neighborhood children with their programs during the school year and in the summer.

I have two years in the Literacy Center program. My progress with the English language has not been easy, but perseverance and hard work in this time is making a difference in my life. I have the opportunity to work as a volunteer, and I can help my children learn. I can say that I have a tutor who is the best.

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