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If you can’t read, you can’t succeed!
Homework was a struggle for Lupita. After school, her parents needed her to watch her younger sibling while they were at work and while they attended MPTC English language classes.
Casa Guadalupe Education Center's weekly program, “Helping Hispanic Children Achieve Academic Success", provided Lupita with adult and high school tutors for science, reading, and math. Using the Casa Guadalupe library, her brother was able to read while Lupita was tutored.
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A young couple from Puerto Rico sought assistance from Casa Guadalupe when referred by the wife’s coworker. The wife had recently taken a new position with the USDA in Wisconsin. The husband, a chemical engineer, had recently acquired his Master’s in Food Sciences and has two-years of industry experience in a Puerto Rican brewery. Even though Casa Guadalupe had no “Advanced Conversational English” class in place, the staff quickly recognized the couple’s unique language needs and connected them to resources.
Ann Bronk, West Bend East High School English /Reading teacher and Casa Guadalupe volunteer was assigned to help the couple with English speaking and writing. Says Ann of her experience, "I have enjoyed helping the couple gain fluency with their school-learned English vocabulary. My seven-year-old stepson has met the couple! He now practices his Spanish with greater interest because he has glimpsed the challenges and excitement of speaking a second language. So much good has happened in a short time – and I thank Casa Guadalupe’s expertise and community connection."
To continue the above story from Gustavo’s perspective, he readily expresses that Casa Guadalupe has been a very welcoming and comfortable place for him and his wife since they arrived in Wisconsin. When asked what he has gained from his experience with Casa Guadalupe, he replied, “…how to write and speak better in English. Also they have helped my wife and me to adjust for American culture.”
Gustavo says he will definitely recommend Casa Guadalupe to others, “Casa Guadalupe is a very good place, with very nice people. “
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