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Leaping Grades and Building Confidence

Meet Heather & Miranda… Miranda and her KidsQuest tutor, Tim, practice writing at the Stanislaus County Library. Miranda and Heather enjoying some reading time Miranda and Tim using the magnetic tiles to work on spelling and reading Heather Sevo struggled with dyslexia since childhood, but essential school resources helped her start junior high at the…
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Learning Brings Mother and Daughter Closer

Meet Hayry & Keylin… Starting over in a new country was just one more box to check on Hayry Sauceda’s ambitious list of what she needed to accomplish for herself and for her family.  Hayry (pronounced hi-ree) grew up in a loving home with a close-knit family in Estacion Rosales, Sinaloa, Mexico.  “I felt that…
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Q & A with Mallory Cantu

Mallory Cantu [far right], a LearningQuest Welfare to Work HSE 2020 Graduate, with her daughters “Be a better role model for my kids” – Mallory Cantu Mallory Cantu started her journey at LearningQuest in January of 2020 as a Welfare to Work student.  After only five short months and dedication to studying, she finally earned…
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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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