Former Chemistry Teacher Builds New Life in the U.S. with EnGen
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 03, 2022 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment

In Venezuela, Sheilla Guevara worked for years as a chemistry teacher. Someday she’d like to teach again. To do that, she knows she needs to learn English. 


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Video: ProLiteracy, PLAMAC, and Lancôme Talk About Write Her Future Success in Mexico 

Since 2020, Lancôme Mexico and ProLiteracy have partnered on the Write Her Future initiative to empower women in Mexico. ProLiteracy with the help of its longtime partner in the country, Proyectos Laubach de Alfabetización en Mexico, A.C. (PLAMAC), have been successfully providing women with educational resources in the rural Mexican state of Guanajuato.  

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Write Her Future Program Empowers More Women in Mexico

Based on the overwhelming success of the Write Her Future program in Mexico, PLAMAC is helping us take the initiative to women in suburban communities of San Telmo de Roa and Ex Hacienda de Márquez in the city of Irapuato, Guanajuato! 

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Learning English Brings Her Goals into Focus

Edis Canales will be the first to tell you she is shy. While that might be true, she won’t hesitate to tell you what she aspires to. "My dream is to be a nurse,” she said. “I like to help people and make people feel better.” 


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With Love and Loss, She Keeps Learning
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on December 17, 2021 in categoryWomen's Empowerment

Nearly 20 years ago, Garmenia Carmen Hagewood came to the United States from her home country, Peru. She was 55 and in search of work. She spoke very little English, but that soon changed.

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