Adult Learner Success
Ashlyn had always struggled to learn in the regular school system, and one day she finally decided to drop out. Adult education opened up career pathways for Ashlyn and helped get her future back on track.
Surrounded by negativity, Caprea refused to be held down. After years of dedicating her life to meeting the needs of her siblings, adult education provided Caprea a way to stake a claim on a future of her own.
After years of drug addiction, incarceration, housing insecurity, and depression, adult education gave Danielle the means to lead the life of fulfillment and purpose she had always longed for.
A former preschool teacher in Mexico, Esmerelda was disappointed to realize she could not continue her same career in the U.S. without increased English skills. Adult education not only helped Esmerelda upskill her English ability, and it allowed her to aim higher for a new administrative career in the United States.
A teacher and mother from India, Jagroop came to Sacramento full of excitement for a new job. The reality of finding one, however, felt difficult and intimidating. Adult education helped Jagroop to find a rewarding career that utilized her gifts.
After ten years at his company, James was offered the promotion of a lifetime, but only adult education could have provided him the high school diploma he needed to take hold of it.
Adult education gave Jessica the skills to communicate and connect with the people around her. With her improved English skills, she has also decided to pursue a college degree.
With his high school education derailed and his life in shambles, Jonah found himself in drug court. Adult education gave Jonah the tools to get his life together and begin dreaming big.
Adult education was there for Lily when the traditional high school model no longer worked for her life. Her results surprised everyone, and she finished her program in record time.
Although she was a bright, focused student, Lindsey decided to drop out halfway through her junior year of high school. Her constant migraines interfered with her education and threatened her future ambitions, but adult education gave her the flexibility she needed to provide her an alternative path to career success.
Charlene found herself in a new city without many prospects. Recently divorced and looking for ways to support her three children, Charlene came to NWACC’s Adult Education program with high hopes.
Adult education gave Fousseyni the confidence he needed to overcome his worries about life in a new country. Many challenges awaited him, however, his years of hard work would certainly pay off.
Karina needed a program that would allow her to work a full time job and complete her high school education. Adult education met her where she was at, and propelled her to success beyond her wildest dreams.
Adult education gave Mamadou the head start he needed in a new country and fueled his dreams with possibilities.
After years of mental health issues and cycles of substance abuse, Stacie lost custody of her three children and adult education became her only hope.
As a young person Tania’s future goals had nothing to do with education. She never dreamed that enrolling in adult education would become one of the most influential decisions she ever made.
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.
Upon arriving in the United States, Innocent realized that his prior degree would not be accepted in U.S. hospitals, and he turned to adult education to help him fulfill his dreams of a career in medicine.
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!”
When Wendy happened upon a brochure at the bank for an adult education program, a world of opportunity called her away from her dairy farm and into a new and exciting career.
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.
Adult education provided Meegen with the ability to learn. She states, “I’ve gone from jail, addiction, and pain to barbells, protein, power, and a Lexus!”
After attending the Houston Community College (HCC) Adult Education orientation meeting, the 32-year-old realized he needed a goal to fuel his ambition, and he decided to take his dreams all the way to the top.
Jacques fled to the United States from the war-torn country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jacques’ path in adult education, would lead him higher than he could have imagined. He states, “No one comes this far to be unsuccessful.”
Adult education showed Mousumi that a medical career was possible, even after having children. She states, “I feel proud. I am a woman, I am smart, and I know I can do anything.”
After years of drug dependence, adult education gave Hunter the boost she needed to reclaim the life of her dreams.
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.
Bridget’s dyslexia threatened to shut her out from success until adult education intervened in her life.
After years of homelessness, adult education gave Scott the tools he needed to pursue a career in technology.
As soon as his supervisors found out he could not read, Mike was never able to advance. Adult education not only gave him the tools to read, it provided a new and exciting career for him at the age of 53!
Hoping for a better life for her four children, Marlene moved to the United States and enrolled in adult education. Marlene was highly qualified back in her home country, but her lack of English skills would make employment almost impossible. Adult education stepped in and fulfilled her highest career aspirations.
Adult education helped LeMar realize that his past bad choices did not have to imprison him for the rest of his life. After 23 years behind bars, the vocational classes LeMar took while inside equipped him with the skills he needed to own his own successful business and pursue his dreams of giving back to the community.
After a head-on collision with a drunk driver robbed her of her ability to walk, Chelle discovered adult education and decided to start her life over in an exciting new legal profession.
Adult education opened the door for Anneyris to serve the members of her community while being well paid. And her dreams are just getting started.
Adult education helped Greity remove her language barrier so she could pursue her medical career in the United States.
Adult education came through for Jayce when he decided to fulfill a promise he had made to his mother long ago.
After over 30 years living in addiction and domestic violence, Kelli turned to adult education to start her life again.