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April 5, 2018

When asked what memories or traditions she missed most about home in Sudan, Salua chose to talk about their Christmas time celebrations.
 

“In Sudan, at Christmastime, everyone would contribute to the holiday. We would come together to celebrate. The adults would gather...

April 5, 2018

Nestor Gonzalez is a shining example of what it means to give back to the organization that has given so much to him. While all of our tutors and Group Class Instructors volunteer their time to teach our students, it is not often that our students get a chance to volun...

April 2, 2018

One of Densel’s favorite quotes, which means so much to Dennis as well, was from Fred Rogers: “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourse...

December 18, 2017

“I love the Literacy Council, because when I am here I feel as if I have come home.”

"Living in the United States is the dream that inspires many of my people in the Republic of Sudan, especially me, but sometimes — when I think back in time on my memories of my previou...

October 16, 2017

“I am from Sudan. When fighting broke out in the Darfur region where I lived, my father was killed; he was shot in front of me. I traveled by myself to Kenya and my family they traveled to Chad. To walk from Habila to Niala took me 1 month and from Niala to Nuba Mounta...

October 16, 2017

Mohamed Ali studied computer science in Arabic for four years at the National Ribat University in Khartoum, Sudan.

He now works at the JBS Meat Packing Plant in Grand Island, NE where he: “opens the stomach of the cow and take ‘everything’ out” (a job that he greatly di...

October 16, 2017

“When I was a young boy in Guatemala, I played the drum and marched in the parade for our local fairs. I played the drum back then, because they were the least expensive (instrument) to own. Children with more money, from wealthier families could afford the fancy instr...

October 2, 2017

You’re never too old to learn something new.

Our students teach us about this, and about perseverance of the human spirit, time and time again.

David and Cher (last names omitted for privacy reasons) have been tutoring together since November of 2016. David is a high-fun...

April 19, 2017

If you can read this, you may be thinking that this article doesn't apply to you.

You might be thinking:

So what? I'm literate. Illiteracy doesn't affect me.

Except:

Research by ProLiteracy shows that 36 MILLION adults across the United States cannot read, write or d...

April 17, 2017

Think you don't have time to help out a local non-profit? Hesitant or have questions? Check out 5 Reasons Why You can't Help Non-Profits to perhaps ease some of those anxieties!

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