Our students are the heartbeat of Literacy Source, and each of these unique individuals has a story worth telling. A few are featured here.
Rafael appreciates the human resources at Literacy Source and thinks that the staff and volunteers are some of the most dedicated people in the city! He and his partner, Estela, recently moved to Edmonds but decided to commute because the supportive Literacy Source community is worth it. "There is no other place like this," he says with a smile.
Olga's eyes light up when she talks about her many hobbies - she loves to grow flowers, vegetables, and fruit in her garden; sew clothing; cook Ukrainian foods; and bake delicious pastries and bread!
"Literacy Source feels like home. I've been looking for a place like this for a long time, and I'm so happy I found it. I feel very comfortable here."
Taiko, his teacher, says that Prasert "is an amazing teacher himself. He makes a huge effort to help others around him."
They arrived in the United States in 2014 and are happily settling here with their 5 kids (ranging in age from 13 to 27) and brand new grandchildren, who were born this year within 2 months of each other!
Sam's friendly, outgoing nature makes him very well liked among his fellow students - while he was shy as a kid, he says that as he got older, he became more and more confident thanks to encouragement from some "very nice people."
Todd’s experience at KCCF was his first experience of incarceration, and he is determined that it will be his last.
"I'm happy Literacy Source is my second home."
"I am better because of my education. I can see my future."
Nurga is very serious about his education and through practice he's feeling more confident in skills.