First Literacy Scholar: Girlene

As a mother of two boys, Girlene came to the United States looking for a better life for her family. She did not go to college in her home country of Brazil because it was too expensive, but it has always been her dream. Girlene worked hard to learn English to apply to Bunker Hill Community College where she successfully completed her first year of study towards becoming a social worker. Girlene’s goal is to contribute to society by working with families to help them solve their problems.