First Literacy Scholar: Eliene

When Eliene moved to the US from Brazil, she spoke no English. As a mother with three children and a husband who worked, it was hard to find English classes that fit their busy schedule. Eliene taught herself English and was accepted to Northern Essex Community College. In May she successfully completed her second part-time semester, earned the highest grade in her reading and writing class, and gave birth to her fourth child. Eliene is determined to be a role model for her children as she continues with courses toward a business degree with a focus on social services.