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Finding Her Confidence

Anita DeHart grew up in a home of substance addiction and physical abuse.  On that dangerous path, her father began to get abusive toward her mother and siblings until they separated.  Her father remarried and, although he remained abusive, has focused on sobriety for the past 22 years.  Anita’s mother was able to get clean…
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Student Becomes Teacher in COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. With students transitioned to online learning at home, many parents have been tasked with the challenge of also becoming their child’s teacher for the rest of the school year.  This challenge helped Amy Romero, a mom and LearningQuest grad, find a new strength within herself.  Amy…
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2019 Impact Report

Did LearningQuest’s programs impact adult learner lives last year? What was the literacy need for our community? How many students were served in each of the programs?  What goals did they reach? Who supported LearningQuest by volunteering or giving gifts? How is LearningQuest operating as a nonprofit? Who are some of the students impacted by…
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UPDATED – Our COVID 19 Action Plan

Thank you for your patience… while we figured out safe and creative solutions for working through this crisis.  We’ve been able to come up with and enact productive ways for students to stay in line with their educational goals and for staff to still provide services to those students.  Thank you to our students, staff, and…
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Cherish After Graduation

Meet Cherish Medeiros… Experiencing trauma as a toddler, Cherish was raised by her loving grandmother for ten years. After losing her grandmother to cancer, she lived with her father in a house full of drugs and alcohol. By sixth grade, she became dependent on substances, dropped out of school, and was in and out of…
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LearningQuest literacy center programs draw kids into helping parents’ ESL progress

See the original Modesto Bee article by Deke Farrow HERE Rosa Cisneros looks through a workbook during her LearningQuest ESL night class at Eisenhut Elementary School in Modesto, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. ANDY ALFARO AALFARO@MODBEE.COM Eisenhut Elementary School fifth-grader Jeanette Cisneros has a straightforward way of helping her mom, Rosa, improve her English language skills. “Sometimes…
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Give the Gift of Literacy for the Holidays!

LearningQuest students, Beverly Hardee, Karla Flores and Beatriz Gonzalez, are all mothers wanting to reach their educational goals in order to support and become role models for their children. Beatriz Gonzalez is learning English and also earning her High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma at LearningQuest.  She said, “I decided to focus on my education for…
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