Community Center Offers Hope to Immigrant Moms

Every Tuesday the 17 moms of a small community in Apopka, FL board a bus with their young children to attend an ESOL class at the Hope CommUnity Center.  

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    ESOL teacher Marlene Rodriguez works with the moms on the present continuous tense, as one of their kids observes.  
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    Duke student in green helps a Guatemalan read a book in English – her third language.
    Hope CommUnity Center
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    Hope CommUnity Center mom (right) reads her outline of her book.
    Hope CommUnity Center
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    Mural in the Hope CommUnity Center’s community room where the ESOL class takes place.
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    Service Learning Director Maria Desangles poses next to the women’s empowerment collage the students in the youth program created with the Duke Women’s Center.
    Hope CommUnity Center
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    Entrance to Hope CommUnity Center
    Hope CommUnity Center
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