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How Spanish Literacy Helped Elma Write to Her Mother


Elma Velasquez recently completed the Leamos program at Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, Florida. Elma is 48 years old, and moved to the United States in 2002. She was born and raised in Mexico, suffering severe poverty as a child. As the first-born child in her family, she was not able to attend school. Instead, she worked in the cornfields with her dad and made brick and roof tiles to help support her family.

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A Recap of the Snow Speaker Series, Funded by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust

 

ProLiteracy just wrapped up its fourth and final event in the Snow Speaker Series, funded by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. Learn more about the four presentations on different topics related to nonprofit success.


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