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Arowa’s Promise

Arowa Ghazi was born and raised in the traditional culture of Yemen where she was entitled to the Bride Price for her hand in marriage.  Instead of demanding material items like money, clothes, or a house, she made her fiancé promise to provide her with an education.  He agreed, but did not follow through after…
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Meet David…

David Geren is one of LearningQuest’s most recent graduates from the High School Equivalency program at the Oakdale site.  Raised in a stable family, David chose to make decisions that caused his path to intervene with time in prison.  Although he was briefly enrolled in the HSE program at LearningQuest before incarceration, he was forced…
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We need you!

Your TIME changes LIVES Your time is what LearningQuest students need to succeed. Share your wisdom as a volunteer tutor and change someone’s life!   2 – Part Orientation and Training Starts: January 25, 2018 at 7:00 am at the Modesto Library, 1500 I St. Small, one-time $10 fee for materials  

Past Struggles & New Beginnings

Meet three LearningQuest staff members who began as students and now use their personal experience to bring the best service to their students.   Kristina Miller, Michael Holson and Suzanna Holson   New Beginnings In my years of involvement with literacy, I have been moved most by the stories of success and life change that education brings….
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Isabel Eicher’s Story

At the 2017 Spring Graduation ceremony, Isabel Eicher delivered a memorable speech based on struggle and success.  She allowed us to understand and appreciate the experience of realizing self-worth and determination in which every LearningQuest student can relate.  Here is her story… Isabel Eicher Good afternoon everyone, my name is Isabel Eicher and I am very happy…
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20 years of tutoring = 20 years of joy

Literacy tutor John Comer has been at it awhile. Almost 20 years in fact. When John and his wife, Leslie, relocated to Modesto from the Bay Area, John was looking for volunteer opportunities. “Hey,” he said to himself, “I’m an educated guy… I’ll bet I could share my knowledge and experience with others.” Indeed, John,…
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Never too late to realize the dream of college

        Love brought Erica Gomez to the U.S. 16 years ago. Her childhood sweetheart had immigrated to California and he missed her terribly. A high school graduate in her hometown of Medallin, Colombia, Erica worked in a bank.  But she believed in her future husband and a more prosperous future so she…
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Student follow her heart and her dreams

    Love brought Erica Gomez to the U.S. 16 years ago. Her childhood sweetheart had immigrated to California and he missed her terribly. A high school graduate in her hometown of Medallin, Colombia, Erica worked in a bank.  But she believed in her future husband and a more prosperous future so she followed him…
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LQ college prep program offers a clear path from probation to college

When Veronica Nunez was released from County Jail, she was determined to continue her education. While incarcerated, Nunez had earned her HSE (High School Equivalency) certificated through LearningQuest’s jail program. Her goal was to go to college, but like many students, early placement testing showed she would need remedial work in math before beginning college-level…
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