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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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Success stories of students are truly amazing

September 8, International Literacy Day, is celebrated by our agency with a supplement in the Modesto Bee.  Click here to read the amazing stories of our students like Arowa Humadi who ultimately was separated from her children when she chose to get an education.  Also read about Esteban Torres who was not deterred from his…
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Leaving a Legacy of Literacy

Over the last few years, many friends of LearningQuest have asked us about including LearningQuest in their wills or other estate planning vehicles in addition to making their annual gifts. We are indeed blessed. Occasionally, financial advisors will recommend that gifts be made to charitable organizations before year’s end in order to reduce tax obligations….
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2016 Annual Report released

You can see the impact our agency is having on Stanislaus County with the help of volunteers and donations.2016-lqar111816-1

2015 Annual Report released

Take a look at what has been going on at LearningQuest in 2014-15.  This report has just been released. 2015 LQAR 101515 Final version