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James N.

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Review for The Maura Clarke-Ita Ford (MCIF) Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

One of the biggest highlights of each year is to see 120 students walk across the stage at ESL graduation. As each student passes across the stage, it represents a step in their individual journeys to be more economically successful and independent, providing a better life for themselves and their families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As our students continue on to find succes, I see it manifested in many ways. A married father of two receives his GED, helping him find better employment. A mother is able to communicate with her child's teacher. A single woman becomes a U.S. citizen.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We have a waiting list of over 50 students who want to attend but we just don't have the funding to hire the additional teachers. I would add more teachers and more classes to give others the opportunity to participate.

Role:  Board Member & I help congratulate the students as they continue on their journey.