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Thank you to everyone who came out to Fulton and made our first ever Beer for a Better World a huge success!! Hope to see you again soon!
“My name is Tadesse, and I attend English classes at the English Learning Center. I came to Minnesota from Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, in September of 2010. When I first came to the United States, I grew sick and tired with what I saw as three kinds of barriers: the language barrier that…
“My life hasn’t ever been easy. My mother drank herself to death. I spent some of my childhood in orphanages and rode the rails for decades, working when I could. I slept on compost heaps and under cardboard boxes because shelters reminded me of the orphanage. It’s violent on the streets. I’ve been stabbed twice,…
“I am one of one of the residents in Our Saviour’s Housing’s Permanent Supportive Housing program. About a year ago, I moved into my own apartment near downtown Minneapolis. Our Saviour’s helped me find my home and still supports me every step of the way. Before Our Saviour’s Housing came along, I was homeless for…
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I really enjoy teaching and interacting with the students. Everyone at the English Learning Center Program brightens my day!
On the surface I help people balance their check book, understand their child’s math assignments, and ensure they can calculate simple financial transactions. But what I really do, what all tutors at the English Learning Center really do, is act as a guide. We guide people across a cultural bridge to a place very different from the one they have known their entire life. And though we ask nothing in return for our contribution to their journey, they pay us by giving us a better understanding of their culture and who they are.