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Manuel Makes It!

In his own words… Manuel Maciel tells his story of the impact of learning to read. He is currently being tutored in our library literacy program by George King who volunteers his time to teach him reading. Manuel was asked to tell his story at Awards Night where he was honored with the award for…
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Elijah Stays on Track

Meet Elijah Bixby… Elijah with his pet mouse and his piano. Elijah Bixby found a new way of reaching a goal that helped him learn more about himself and move onward without skipping a beat.  Even though his family split up when he was in second grade, Elijah still had a very supportive upbringing in…
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2020 Literacy for the Holidays Results!

Checking “Literacy” off a student’s wish list! 2020 Fundraising Results Giving the Gift of “Literacy” Every holiday season, many of us think of ways to give to the those who matter to us and those who need it most.  We believe that the greatest gift is the chance to change a life. At LearningQuest, we’ve…
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Laura’s List of Literacy Goals

Laura Mendoza moved to the U.S. when she was 25 to escape the dangers of living in Mexico in hope of finding a better life. When she arrived in California she realized that many people already spoke Spanish, but she says, “I like to learn and since I came here, I felt I had to…
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2020 Fall Graduation – A Drive Thru Success!

          Roxanne Quinones, a grandmother caring for her family, graduated earlier this year before the pandemic took over the world.  LearningQuest wanted to make sure that Roxanne and the other 87 adults who earned their High School Equivalency diploma since last Fall were still able to experience the once-in-a-lifetime moment of…
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Domonique’s New Journey

          Sometimes even the most unexpected opportunities can inspire us.  For Domonique Johnson, that inspiration came long before she began volunteer tutoring with LearningQuest in 2019.  Domonique has been a devoted helper in the community for years having volunteered at the Great Valley Museum since 2016.  She previously worked for a…
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Roles Reverse for Tanisha

         As a child, Tanisha Smith had many obstacles to overcome on her educational journey.  Her timid and shy personality prevented her from asking for help and led to struggling in all of her classes.  Despite Tanisha’s desire to succeed, she felt lost.  Many years later, she found her voice and stayed…
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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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