AEFL Week 2018: Gip’s Story

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This week marks Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, signifying the importance of adult education in the United States. Over 36 million adults nationwide lack basic literacy and numeracy skills, which effects their livelihoods and the lives of their family members. LCNV learner Gip has lived in the U.S. for over a year, and knows the importance of learning English for his family and his work.

You can help advocate for adult education in your own neighborhood! Remind anyone interested that the last chance to sign up for fall English classes with LCNV is this Saturday from 3:00-6:00 PM at the James Lee Community Center! Click here for more details, and read Gip’s story below.

“I have been in America for a year now. I live here with my family of four: my wife, my daughter, my son and me. Since I learned English from [my dedicated teacher,] it has helped me a lot in my life and work, and I am very thankful to the teacher. I love America.”