Sharing her hope

Norma tells her story 

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Until Norma Martinez joined classes at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha, she never dreamed her children could go to college. 

While taking Family Literacy classes at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha, Norma has learned new ways to help her children get better grades and become strong readers. And now that Norma is taking English classes, she can read notes that teachers send home with her children, help her children with homework and read daily to her children. Through workshops at the Center, parents like Norma are learning how to build relationships with teachers.

Learning Community educational navigators make home visits to help parents apply their new skills. Cruz Cabrera helped Norma set up daily routines, with clear goals for her children. The extra support from Cruz and her fellow classmates – who experience the same challenges  – makes all the difference. 

When Norma talks about reading stories to her children in English, she shares pride in her growing ability to help her kids. 

"I want to learn more so that my children can go to the university,” Norma says, smiling. 

Learn more about the Family Literacy at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha.

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