Qandi’s Story

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Today we want to share a piece written by Qandi. It is brief and beautifully real and poetic. From the short lines, we can almost see her sitting there, thinking, writing in a language that used to be (and in many ways still is) foreign to her, telling the story of her life – a story that gently resonates with …

“I Thank Her Infinitely for All Her Help.”

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  When Candida, who is originally from Nicaragua,came to Virginia, she did not know how to speak English.She credits the support of her social worker and LCNV’s financial aid options for making learning English possible. She is most grateful for the experiences gained, encouragement received, and people she met throughout her process of finding her feet in Virginia. In her …

Gabriel’s Motivation

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Gabriel expresses what gives her the drive and the motivation to learn English and make improvements. Her essay is short, but her positivity, kindness, and hopeful outlook for a better tomorrow overflow on the page. At LCNV, this kind of passion from our ELL learners motivates us every day. Enjoy Gabriel’s essay below: “Since I started my English class, I …

“We can Choose the Future of the Country”

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Happy Independence Day! At Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, it is a day we celebrate freedom, history, and individuality with our community. Celenia’s essay reflects on how education is an integral part for her – not only to grow without fear, but more importantly, be able to “choose the future of the country”. Celebrate United States’ Independence with her powerful …