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November 30, 2017

Dear friends of Durham Literacy,

I am excited to introduce you to Hamid Bajien!  

Hamid has been a student in the Durham Literacy Center’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program for two years. He came to the USA as a refugee in August 2015. When Hamid arrived, he spoke no English and had a significant physical disability. He was, nonetheless, excited and optimistic about his future. He lets nothing hold him down.

In just two...

November 2, 2017

“When you take an age group like that, 18 to 24 years old, that’s a point in life when they’re ready to launch,” said Joan Zec Nelson, ESOL program coordinator for the Durham Literacy Center. “They’re in a new country. It’s an opportunity.”

We are very happy to share that we can better support young adults/older youth in our Youth English Language and Job Readiness Initiative thanks to support from Duke's Doing Good in the Neighborhood emp...

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