This week the Illinois State Library spotlights the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
A young mother of three joined the Leer es Poder program at College of DuPage to improve her English. The woman was shy and very hesitant to speak at first, but she always did her homework and slowly gained confidence in her English speaking abilities. By the end of last year, her English skills had greatly improved. She even recruited her husband to join the program and helped him to understand and pronounce English words correctly.
The woman has become a class leader and volunteers to read and answer questions. She has started speaking English with her children, and both parents enjoy interacting with their children during Parent and Child Together time. This family has been transformed by this important literacy program.