Catheline

Catheline

Catheline is from Haiti. In her home country she faced many challenges getting an education. Although she started school in 1968 she didn’t graduate from high school until 2007 because of economic difficulties that required her to stop and re-start many times....
Lana

Lana

In 2005, Lana emigrated from China to Boston. While educated in China and able to read and write a little, she spoke no English at all and found the language very difficult. Lana enrolled in an English language program that received First Literacy funding and rapidly...
Thi Kim

Thi Kim

Thi Kim immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 2017. Not speaking English was a major obstacle to Thi Kim’s goal of attending university. In 2018 she enrolled at the Asian American Civic Association and completed her studies in June of 2020. Thi Kim is...
Izabella

Izabella

Born in Brazil, Izabella was left with her grandparents when her single mother went abroad to work. She was seventeen and a sophomore in high school when her mother brought her and her older sibling to Medford. She graduated from Medford High School in May 2018 and...