“You’ll have a student who speaks Arabic, one who speaks Spanish and another that speaks Hindi interacting with one another with very little English and that’s truly a beautiful process to see.” – Parisa Behzadi, Lead Teacher at New Neighbor School
“I don’t know where I would be without the teachers that have helped me along the way” Luiz Cuevas, 2017 GED Graduate of the Year.
Ernestina “Titi” Leal has been teaching arts and crafts around our community centers for more than eight years. By her count, more than four hundred students have attended her classes.
Yesenia Monterroza, a single mom of 2 boys who have been part of Early Head Start and Head Start program shares how this program has no only made a difference in the lives of her children but also in her personal and professional life.
Jeanette Lemelle, a third grade teacher at Ripley House Elementary, writes about her desire to ignite and nurture each student’s talents and strengths, preparing them to become the civic-minded leaders of tomorrow.