Monthly Archives: September 2014

Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2014

The Washington DC metropolitan region is one of the nation’s highest-skilled economies. By 2018, 71 percent of all jobs in the District of Columbia will require at least some training beyond high school. Despite this, 62,000 adult DC residents never … Continue reading

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El Salvador child coffee worker starts specialty coffee roasting business in Washington, DC called Cafe Los Suenos (Coffee of Dreams)

Mary Willson, Communication Intern “The civil war was going on because the income inequality. The coffee plantation owners were making so much money and they were paying us only a couple cents.” Carlos Payes started working for a coffee plantation … Continue reading

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Advocacy Celebration Empowers Students at The Hope

Informing, motivating, and advocating.These three verbs were used very widely last week at The Hope. Education at The Academy of Hope is broader than a passing grade or even the GED certificate.  It is the power to make a difference … Continue reading

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Reggie Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy 2013

Reggie, a 57 year-old Ward 7 resident, speaks out about his past disinterest in education, along with the joy and empowerment he now gains from a renewed yearning for learning. Listen to his story below:

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Terry Abbot Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2013

Terry Abbot, who left school in her 7th grade year due to family responsibilities, speaks out about the need for authentic and quality support from institutions cultivating adult learners, as well as the support she gives to, and receives from, … Continue reading

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Jessica Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2013

Jessica, a Guatemalan mother who has been living in DC for twelve years, speaks out about her desire to improve her English in order to obtain a higher paying job and a better quality of life for her children. Listen … Continue reading

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Rhonda Johnson Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2013

Rhonda Johnson, a student of Byte Back, speaks out about the significance of post-secondary education in her life, particularly on using her newly acquired computer skills to work through depression, drug addiction, and unemployment. Listen to her story below:

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