Centro Guadalupano

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We are companions on the journey with immigrant families and the economically disadvantaged by providing educational programs and human services.


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EXCITING NEWS: Centro’s new website is live!🎉Check it out at www.guadcenter.org !!
#tbt This week an ELL teacher, Mary Ellen, brought her nightgown to Centro. She shared that it was made probably 17 years ago by one of her ELL students in our sewing group! What a fabulous piece of history! Thanks for sharing, Mary Ellen!❤️👚✂️
Today (& everyday) we celebrate the amazing women who created and continue to drive Centro Guadalupano. #internationalwomensday
Batran is our student of the month for March 2018! Batran started taking English classes at Centro in July of 2017, and has logged over 130 hours!
Batran came to the United States in March of 2013 on a work visa to help provide for her family and to escape her war torn country. Her husband and her one son are still in Somalia, while her two daughters, Nafisa & Sahra, and 4 grandchildren are here in Minneapolis.
Batran has a job at the Mall of America doing housekeeping. She enjoys coming to Centro because the “teachers are smart” and she wants to improve her English skills to succeed in the US, “I need English perfect.”
Batran is a very caring individual – always calling Grace (Literacy Coordinator) to wish her well if she is out sick; noticing when teachers are gone & making sure they’re okay; and greeting everyone she meets with a warm smile.
Batran really enjoys her time in Minneapolis, “Family is here, work is here, school is here. I love Minnesota!”
The snowy weather didn’t keep our two Nepali students from coming to class today! ❄️ Man and Dhan are new arrivals to the US and are a joy to have in our pre-lit level class!
Proud of these two fantastic Ándale students who shared their goals at our parent meeting last night! 📚📓📝❤️
What an honor to experience “A Crack in the Sky” at the History Theatre with many of our amazing volunteer teachers this past Sunday! Don’t miss this important production! #acrackinthesky #historytheatremn
We ❤️ our volunteers! This past month has been especially exciting as we have gained many fabulous U of M volunteers for our Ándale after-school program! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!🎉🎸📚
A little sunshine for you from two of our Ándale students on this bitter cold February day!❤️💚💜💙❄️☀️Enjoy the weekend!
This is why we do what we do! Braian came to us from Uruguay in the beginning of January, knowing he’d be leaving around mid February. Braian’s dedication to English classes and his friendliness made him a joy to have around. We’re so happy to help any students who come through our doors, even if it’s only for a few weeks. Thank you for learning with us Braian, we’ll miss you and we hope to see you again when you visit MN!
HUGE thank you to the parishioners of Christ the King who made the dream of these 4 keyboards possible for our Ándale students! 🎼🎹❤️They are thrilled to be practicing all together! Gracias!❤️
Miss Julia showing some of our Ándale students the different money she’s gotten from her travels throughout Asia! 💶💷💴💰