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ESL Student Becomes a Successful Real Estate Agent


Flor was enrolled in Project BEST’s high school equivalency class. She attended classes two nights a week, and although she made progress, it wasn’t quick or easy. It was difficult for Flor to give it her all and provide all of her attention to preparing to take the GED—she is also a wife and a mother of three, and she worked full-time.

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A Student Story: A Grandfather's Wish


Ruben would pretend to read to his grandchildren from storybooks until one day his granddaughter pointed out, “Grandpa, that's not what it says here.”

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73-Year-Old Family Role Model Learns to Read
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 21, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Bennie first came to Read Muskegon at the age of 72 after he was referred to us by a local GED program. Bennie’s reading level was too low to be able to participate and they felt he may never be able to learn to read.

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Decreasing Domestic Violence Through Literacy


The ProLiteracy Expanding Access project has a lasting goal to increase access to literacy services by reaching potential learners who receive services within social service agencies. With support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ProLiteracy works with partner programs to enhance literacy, workforce development, and basic education skills for adults and families.

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How Spanish Literacy Helped Elma Write to Her Mother


Elma Velasquez recently completed the Leamos program at Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, Florida. Elma is 48 years old, and moved to the United States in 2002. She was born and raised in Mexico, suffering severe poverty as a child. As the first-born child in her family, she was not able to attend school. Instead, she worked in the cornfields with her dad and made brick and roof tiles to help support her family.

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