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Review for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I retired from many years of public school teaching in 2004, I started to volunteer in the ESL program for the GPLC. It has been a very rewarding experience because I was able to use the training provided to help 1 Palestinian and 5 Chinese immigrants learn to make their way in their new life. Two students have become citizens, and three more are preparing to do that. Several have obtained better jobs. I, myself, have found that I learn as much from them as they learn from me. Of course, all of us find the truths about human nature.

Role:  Volunteer & Some of my students asked for help with everything from job applications to taxes to health insurance to finding doctors. More than anything, of course, I taught English and American culture. One student and her family have become close personal friends.