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I: Where are you from?
R: I am from Dallas, Texas.
I:Ok and obviously you work within the Triad area but how long have you lived in
I: Ok, and um, what is your educational background?
R: Um, I have a sociology and marketing degree from the University of Texas at
just a little bit longer, but then started a family literacy program like this in \u201999 and
I\u2019ve been doing it ever since. So I work primarily, um, in the beginning with the
males that were coming in from Mexico and Guatemala in the factories, from the uh,
furniture factories in Caldwell County and then saw the need for a program for their
wives and their children that were coming in and had no knowledge of the language
and had no idea of what the services were within the community and they were
stuck in trailer homes outside the community. And so, uh, that\u2019s when we began
that uh, with the Community College and started a program like that in Forsyth
County and then started a program like that here in Guilford County. So I\u2019ve been
working within the immigrant community for about twelve years.
America, we have families from umm, Sudan, umm we have families from Vietnam,
that were the Motenyards that were in the mountains in Vietnam, and uh, we have a
couple of Egyptian moms, and uh, those are the primary ones but, primarily but
about 90% of them are Spanish speaking.
they complete school, are they going to be able to go to college. Um, so many of
them moved here for better opportunities, but um, now especially with the changes
in the community college system, you know, at least, they have to pay international
student tuition which is roughly $3000 for a 12 hour or credit semester. Um, they\u2019re
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