Every year, thousands of students walk through our doors ready to improve their lives. By learning to read and write and speak English, they’re changing more than their own lives; they’re gaining the opportunity to help their children and grandchildren with homework and instilling in them a love of learning that will carry on for generations. For our students, a GED is more than piece of paper; it’s the embodiment of overcoming challenges, of commitment and hard work. It means increased financial stability and the ability to provide for their families. Studying hard to become a U.S. citizen means the chance to participate in voting and politics and to play a part in effecting positive change in our community. Learning English means the opportunity to not only survive, but thrive here and helps to make a new country feel like home. Our Family Literacy participants are able to raise their children in a home full of books, where invaluable time is spent together as a family, setting children up for success in their school years.