Literacy Spotlight: Indo-American Center

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This week the Illinois State Library spotlights the Indo-American Center in Chicago.

In 2011, a year after the horrific earthquake that struck Haiti, three brothers relocated to Chicago. Their father insisted the three brothers come to the U.S. to obtain a meaningful education. None of the boys spoke English, so their father completed registration papers for them to begin the English as a Second Language program at Indo-American Center.

One of the boys truly excelled and became more confident in his speaking skills. With his improved English, he was able to obtain a job supporting his family. He graduated from the most advanced class offered at Indo-American and has begun classes at Truman College. This young man has overcome his initial apprehension and is determined to make his life productive and meaningful.

 

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