An Indomitable Team
In comes Mary, an LAUSD Adult Education teacher, who spent more than 30 years of her life in Spain. The timing could not have been more perfect. Mary lives in the neighborhood and has wanted to volunteer for a long time, but her schedule never fit with HOLA’s hours. When she became a victim of another round of layoffs, Mary found her way to HOLA. She now works with Kimberly twice each week, for a total of three hours each week. In addition to working on her homework, Kimberly and Mary also read books together. Recent accomplishments have included Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are and a Berenstain Bears novel. All the hard work has been paying off. Kimberly is no longer in any ESL classes and she is getting great grades in her new classes!