Centro Guadalupano

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Companions on the journey with immigrants & the economically disadvantaged through education and human services.
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Our third summer of Summer Reads is off to a great start!☀️Thank you to our AmeriCorps VISTAs ( @mnliteracy ) for promoting literacy and fighting the summer slide with us this summer!
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim neighbors! Have a blessed Eid Al Fitr!
#eidmubarak
Asha is our student of the month for June 2018! Asha started taking English classes at Centro in September of 2015, and has logged over 280 hours!
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Asha arrived in Minnesota on June 1st of 2015 with her children and mother-in-law. She has 6 children now, ranging from 1 to 14, and lives with them, her husband, Ahmed, her sister-in-law, Kuresh, and her mother-in-law, Halimo.
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In her free time Asha enjoys bringing her kids to the park, shopping at the Somali mall and taking care of her home.
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Asha is one of our most loyal students, arriving early every day to complete extra computer work. She “speaks English little, little,” and enjoys coming to Centro for the talented teachers and friendships she has made.
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Asha is currently working towards getting her driver’s license and one day hopes to be a teacher herself. Thank you for calling Centro Guadalupano “home”, Asha! We’re happy you’re here.
Lindsay is our volunteer of the month for June 2018! Lindsay started teaching English classes at Centro in February 2018 and has logged over 20 hours!
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Lindsay began assistant teaching at Centro to fulfill a volunteer requirement for a community-engaged learning class at the University of Minnesota. After she graduated in May, Lindsay agreed to take on a lead teacher position for the summer session before moving to Chile to teach English in July. Lindsay’s favorite part about teaching at Centro is “feeling like I can make a small difference in peoples’ lives.”
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When she is not teaching Beginner 2 on Mondays, Lindsay enjoys listening to music, watching movies (She works at a movie theater!), & collecting patches for her favorite jacket. We appreciate your dedication to our program and your willingness to continue teaching post-graduation!
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Thank you for making a difference in our neighborhood, Lindsay! We are grateful for you & wish you luck as you begin your new journey in Chile!
Congratulations to our Sewing Group on another successful year! These women continue to amaze us with their beautiful creations year after year. Thank you to our community leaders and volunteers for dedicating your Fridays to encourage, teach, and motivate our sewing students! We can’t wait for the Fall!🎉❤️
We are happy to be welcoming our students and teachers back to the classroom for our Summer session today! Thank you to all our Spring teachers for a wonderful semester and a fun final fiesta! 🎉📓
¡Muchas Gracias (many thanks) to our fabulous U of M Ándale volunteers this semester! Thank you for helping our students grow and for sharing your lives with us! We are grateful for our partnership with the U of M that brings us wonderful student volunteers every semester. Congratulations to the graduates and good luck to all as you continue your journeys at the U or in new & exciting places! Thank you!!⭐️📓
Congratulations to our Ándale students on a successful year! These kids amazed us at their final presentation on Tuesday night. Thank you so much to the parents, volunteers, and teachers who helped make this year a success! Enjoy your summer and we will see you in the fall! 🎸🎹☀️
Dhan is our student of the month for May 2018!
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Dhan started taking English classes at Centro in February of 2018 and has logged over 80 hours!
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Dhan came to the United States in December 2017 from Nepal. He has four children – two girls and two boys. He has been retired for some time because of his lack of eye sight and other health concerns.
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Dhan has been enjoying his time in Minnesota. When not at school he enjoys watching TV, sleeping, and going to East Phillip’s park to watch his grandchildren play.
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Although Dhan has only been here for a short time, he has picked up simple English sayings and phrases quickly. He always shows up to Centro with a smile on his face, a happy “Good Morning!” and a hand shake.
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Thank you for choosing Centro as your school, Dhan! We’re happy you’re here!
We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $4,700.00 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation! We will be able to use a portion of this grant to replace out of print and out of date ESL student textbooks. Thank you, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, for your generous support of our literacy programs! #dollargeneralliteracyfoundation
Futuros Presidentes.
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Our Ándale students are dreaming big.✨
Cindy is our volunteer of the month for May 2018! Cindy started teaching English classes at Centro in 2009 and has logged over 500 hours!
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After teaching high school social studies for many years, Cindy was recruited by her daughter, Centro’s volunteer coordinator at the time, to teach for a summer. She has been here ever since. Cindy loves her students: “They’re so encouraging to each other and to me... We share our lives.” And her students love her: when Low Intermediate student, Wilson, was asked about Cindy, he said, “Teacher Cindy is very good...her teaching is helpful.” Cindy calls her class time at Centro “the best part of my week.”
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When she is not teaching Low Intermediate on Mondays, Cindy is most likely spending time with her family, camping, reading, or attending her children’s athletic events. In addition to being a consistent and wonderfully kind teacher, Cindy often substitute teaches additional days when we are in need of extra teachers!
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Thank you for sharing your time and gifts with us, Cindy! We are grateful for you! 💐