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Their First Teacher, Their Mother
Their First Teacher, Their Mother

A mother is a strong and devoted woman who empowers her children and guides them throughout life to find happiness, fulfillment, and success. She is their first and number one teacher.

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Learner Journey: From the Darkest Time of Her Life to Airline Captain

Courtney Schoch in adult literacy

Although her profession is being a pilot, Courtney’s passion is her nonprofit. Through Runucate, she raises awareness and funds for organizations that fight illiteracy, by running marathons all over the world. There are a lot of incredible words to describe Captain Courtney Schoch — pilot, marathon runner, mom, wife, non-profit founder, world traveler, TEFL instructor, philanthropist. But it wasn’t always that way.

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Learn to Read Jacksonville Celebrates 50 Years of Success
Learn to Read Jacksonville Celebrates 50 Years of Success

The balloons and bows decorating the auditorium were a sign that this was a special occasion. For the students and volunteer tutors of Learn to Read Jacksonville attending the annual Celebration of Success, they knew part of it was a celebration of their accomplishments. But they also knew there was more to it than that. This year there was added cause for celebration as Learn to Read celebrated 50 years of improving adult literacy throughout Northeast Florida.

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Student Story: Laubach, Literacy, and a Big Comfy Chair

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Judy Vest was born and raised in Virginia’s Montgomery County and has lived there her whole life.  She raised a daughter and took care of her home, but she was never able to learn to read.

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A Student Story: From No English to Nursing School-Bound
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Dolma Tsering moved to the US three years ago from a small village in Tibet. She and her family moved here to open their now successful shop in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Himalayan Curry Café. She didn't know any English until she met her tutor.

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