Blanca and her two sons, Cesar and Daniel attended Literacy Achieves together from 2009 -2013.

Blanca continues to lead a monthly parent support group and acts as a liaison to other parents who need help.

“I came to the United States from Mexico. I have two children.

When my children were born I realized how important the English language was in our lives. I was looking for a place where I could study and bring my children. I found Literacy Achieves and our lives have improved considerably.

I can speak and understand English. I feel confident when I go somewhere and nobody speaks Spanish especially at my children’s school and doctor’s offices. I can read with my children and I can help them with their homework.

My two little boys can speak and understand English also. My older one Daniel is taking regular classes in English and doing very well. His development is as good as his friends who speak English only. My little one Cesar started to recognize the colors and named them when he was 18 months old. He loves that I read to him in English. He can speak and understand English as well as his brother.

I am so proud of my children’s successes and thankful to Literacy Achieves for the opportunity to achieve our dreams.”