"When people don't understand, I can't say nothing."
When NALC learner Sandra’s daughter wrote to President Obama, she didn’t think she would receive a reply.
Sandra’s daughter, Karen, takes a keen interest in world affairs, especially for a 13 year old. “She is always checking the news on her phone. We were in the park when she saw the news about the attacks in Paris.”
Upset and worried about what would happen next, Karen felt she had to speak up. She wrote a letter to President Obama explaining her concerns, and expressing her worries about avoiding further conflict. “She did not want to see more violence,” said Sandra. ...
Jeanne devotes more hours learning with us each month than many of our learners do in a year. Dedicated is an understatement. After taking two buses and traveling one and a half hours each direction to come to class, Jeanne stays hours after class working on the computer to increase her skills through self-study. She takes advantage of every extra opportunity to learn that we offer, frequenting Conversation Clubs in both West Nashville and Antioch.
I told myself I will keep going to classes until I hear what people say when they talk to me. My friends say I'm stupid. Stupid or not...I will go to school.
Jeanne came to the United States almost ...
Erskine entered our program in 2002 through our partnership with Davidson County Drug Court. With our help, he achieved his goals of finding employment and buying a house. Erskine has been drug-free for fifteen years, and says he could not have achieved this without learning how to read.
My whole life has changed. If I hadn't started learning, there's no telling where I might be today. If I couldn't read, I couldn't stay clean. I'm just grateful for having a program like this. I never thought I was going to be blessed to learn how to read.
What Education Means
by Erskine Hyler
Education means to me -
You won't catch the wrong ...