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When Bruce had to drop out of high school to help his family during an interstate move, adult education placed Bruce on the fast-track to a world of possibilities.

Adult education gave Patrick a foundation to build upon as he broke free from years of drug and alcohol addiction. They could not believe the results that came from him taking this first step.

Raiza found adult education when she came here from Caracas, Venezuela in 2018. It provided a pathway to improve her English skills and gave her the tools she needed to follow her dreams of owning her own business.

Maria entered the Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program to learn English, improve her communication skills, and expand her job opportunities. She states, “This program… has allowed me to find the job of my dreams!”

Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and depression, Maria dropped out of high school in 2017. Finally, her dream of pursuing a medical career that allowed her to give back to her community was within reach.

Adult education has fueled Ginessa’s future goals. With two daughters to support, Ginessa enrolled in adult education and aimed high to achieve her dreams in the medical field.

When his company instituted a new payroll system that required everyone to input their educational history, David knew his secret was out. At the age of 58, he realized he would have to start over.