By the Numbers
513 15 7,152
students enrolled in class and/or tutoring students attained US Citizenship Tutor volunteer hours donated
from 62 countries 27 2,578
speaking 32 languages earned high school equivalency other volunteer hours donated
It is through your generous support that The Literacy Center is able to continue “Building a Better Community” by working with motivated adults who want to improve their lives. A great example is Henry Morales, a student in our daytime English Language Classes.
Henry emigrated from Guatemala at 15, leaving school after only six months to support his family. He spent 10 years working at the Cumberland Farms warehouse and for the last 10 years at GeneralCable until he was let go as part of a massive layoff.
He has been accepted for training in a Building Technician program with the stipulation that he receive a high school equivalency. To achieve this, The Attleboro Career Center referred him to The Literacy Center.
With that same innate work ethic that drove him to support his family, Henry is energized to develop the reading, writing and math skills that were not available to him at high school age. Spending over 20 hours a week, taking on more than the recommended assignments, and helping other classmates, his teachers find him a student to be emulated. Taking it even further, Henry is preparing for his citizenship test.
His optimism and perfect attendance are inspirational. His two biggest fans and supporters are his children, ages 11 and 18. Henry says his confidence has grown and he now feels comfortable talking to his daughter’s teacher. “I have transformed myself with the help of tutors and teachers. I can express myself better and I can write better.”
The example Henry sets as he works toward his goal of employment in the Building Trades encompasses The Literacy Center’s spirit of improving yourself and lifting those around you. Help us to continue this important work.
To Donate securely online hit the "Donate" button on the side of this page to go directly to PayPal. Checks can be sent to 80 North Main St. Attleboro. If you would like to make your donation in memory of of in honor of a person we would be glad to provide you with a card.