For Ulises (above: front left), mom's graduation ceremony was fun. He's only 3, so he doesn't really understand how hard his mother worked in the Family Literacy classes at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha (LCCSO). He does know family time has changed a lot.
Sandra Ramirez and eight of her classmates began classes at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha two years ago. They learned English in classes structured especially for parents who want to help their children succeed in school. Parenting workshops helped Sandra learn new skills and she is much more comfortable talking with teachers about her children. After working with an educational navigator at home, Sandra values family routines to help her kids with learning.
With reading and schoolwork now a big part of everyday life, Ulises and his mom enjoy visiting Indian Hills school. The three year old really looks forward to visiting the library and choosing new books to read at home.
Sandra wants her children to "be the best in everything," and she is showing them how.
Read CEO Ted Stilwill's reflections on the graduation in his EDvantage Nebraska blog.
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