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It seems like every week or so Utah wins another award for being a great place to live. But these awards are just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, what makes Utah great are the great people who live here. Click here to view the Heart of Our Community and follow us. Click below to follow us on social media.
Chris Keates, Adult Volunteer - Posted May 25, 2016
Chris Keates was thrilled when he finally graduated from college. He looked forward to starting his career and expanding his daily cuisine beyond Top Ramen. But post-college life wasn’t quite what he expected. According to Chris, “What caught me by surprise was how suddenly I felt disconnected from the community—like I was turning off that part of my brain where all of the social consciousness stuff resides. Luckily, I recalled one volunteering event that I did for Guadalupe School years earlier and decided to call and offer my service as a teacher in the adult education classes.” Click here to read more.
Wendy Juarez, Parent Volunteer - Posted May 18, 2016
Wendy was excited that her kids were able to participate in the programs at Guadalupe School. Despite their challenges as immigrants, the beautiful school offered the opportunity for her kids to have all the resources they needed for success. When the school asked for her help as a volunteer, Wendy readily agreed. “This is my first year at Guadalupe School. At first I was a little scared; it was a big change for my kids. So my motivation was to get involved and get to know the teachers and the school because this is where my kids were going to be. My child’s teacher first asked me to help out three days a week, so I started helping out as much as I could.Click here to read more.
Kyle Price, Guadalupe School Director for United Way - Posted May 12, 2016
Kyle Price had no clue that signing up for a service learning class as part of his curriculum at the University of Utah would change his life. He knew it would give him a chance to experience education outside of the classroom, but he didn’t know it would determine the course of his future. Kyle was assigned to volunteer at Guadalupe School to teach English to adult immigrants. In alignment with the adult education’s small group model, he was given a group of four men from Central America in their 20s and 30s and was tasked with teaching the group his native language. But Kyle admits he learned as much he taught. Click here to read more.
Guadalupe School - Posted May 12, 2016
Guadalupe School is an independent, non-profit organization that meets the needs of its students through five successful research-driven programs. Their programs serve students from birth through the sixth grade in the 84104 and 84116 zip codes. Some of the programs offered are adult English as a second language classes, family literacy and US Citizenship, Guadalupe Public Charter School, Early Learning Center designed to work with children and their families from birth to five, as well as preschool and other early childhood education programs. Click here to read more.
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