Limary Rodríguez, 21 years old and from development, education and empowerment of young in the Latino community. I believe in the transformation of our communities by the exchange of ideas and the inclusion of all. But, in order achieve, we as young people need platforms like this program to help us grow as líderes and individuals. I have not had any relevant professional experience. But I am prepared to live new experience that will make me grow as a professional and a better human being. I 'm open to any challenge that comes. Considering that I am and live in the Island of Puerto Rico I could not say I have had the (specifically) history in the community service with the Latino community. My history with the community service start way before I could even recognize the
I have been humbled enough to have the opportunity to take a dual enrollment class while in high school. Similar to any first experience, I was nervous. In fear of the unknown, I sat in the back of the class and watched students hustle to claim the remaining seats. From my perspective, I could see the uncomfortable shifting and the awkwardness clung to me like humidity. When it came time for the dreaded introductions, there was a quick moment of panic and annoyance. At the end of that first week, I left class liberating a breath I didn’t realize I was holding in. Suddenly, I was no longer anxious. My classmates had taught me what true courage was in their reason for being at the community college. Despite the death of a husband, despite raising
Angela Arviso Rodriguez is requesting an institutional verification of her linguistic background to apply for a time extension to Pearson. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Elementary Education back in 2006. Angela will be taking the NES Elementary Education Subtest I & II. Angela has been teaching the past ten years; first at Yuma High school and she is currently teaching at Immaculate Conception middle school grade 7th to 8th. Ms. Arviso Rodriguez is planning to continue her education with a master degree in Education. She grew up with her parents and aunt speaking Spanish, so she was placed in ESL classes in elementary school from 1st to 5th grade. Ms. Arviso is considered a heritage bilingual student. Please,
Marisela Perez is a twenty-three-year-old student in the MSW program here at Southern Connecticut State University. Marisela is an United States citizen, but most of here family originated in Guatemala and El Salvador. Her primary language is Spanish, which is only spoken in her household. English became her secondary language when she transitioned into the New Haven Public school system. She was raised in a single parent house hold with her mother and four other siblings, two boys and three girls. I chose to interview Marisela because, we intern at the same placement and at times she would disclose personal details about her life. Listening to her talk about her upbringing, made me more interested in her life and her culture. Throughout the semester, I’ve been working closely at my clinical internship with a 15-year-old girl, who is of
“I’d like a tropical guava smoothie, please.” The cashier nods her head and gives me a smug look while she is putting a lid on a cup. I could tell what she was thinking. It was the universal someone-had-too-much-to-drink-last-night look. I could care less. A combination of dehydration, anxiety, excitement, and impatience fills me as I wait.
My name is Estar Shakir, and I am a bilingual Junior at El Cajon Valley High School. I was born raised in Iraq. I also, lived in Syria for eight years so, I have lived and experienced various cultures in my life in my 16 years of life. I am comfortable speaking in English and Arabic. Starting from last year, I volunteered at Traveling stories
By attending Eagle Pass High School, I have the honor to interview my mentor and teacher Mrs. Tanya Tijerina who specialized in teaching Physics Regular/ Pre-AP to 10th, 11th and 12th graders. During the interview I found background information about Mrs. Tijerina, she studied in UTSA and got her BS in Biology, currently, she is doing her Masters in School Council in Sul Ross State University. Since I meet her, I’ve always has the feeling of acceptance in the way she treat her students creating a sense of learning and respect between all the students.
I have attended Front Range Community College for the past 3 years. Before attending this school, I had no purpose and no direction in life. The prime reason for not attending college was out of fear of failure. I had previously registered with the school in 2010, but did not register for any courses. In the same year, I had been diagnosed with PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder), and had sought help with a local Veterans Affair clinic. In the spring of 2013, after being inspired by my brother Sergio, whom had graduated from Aims Community College the same year I asked myself, “What am I doing? Having the help from the Montgomery GI bill, and doing nothing with it?" It was at this point in my life and after being discharged from the Army
First and foremost, I’ve lived my entire life in Hialeah, Miami, Florida. Though my birth was in Cuba, I came here as a five month baby so I’m more American than Cuban. My childhood had its ups and its downs, such as the death of my grandfather and meeting my best friend/sister Joyce Alison or how I kindly call her “J.A.M.” We’ve been friends for over 13 years now though she moved to Orlando for about year, we were still friends. Hialeah Elementary School was where I was once attended but it didn’t hold fond memories as I hoped for. Another important that I was almost forgetting would be my little brother, David Rodriguez born in Palmetto Hospital on September 16, 2002.
Have you ever met a deaf person? Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? I taught myself basic American Sign Language (ASL) after meeting a woman around my age named Sharon. She was fully deaf. I learned her language to show her that I valued our friendship. I would go with her to the deaf social events and was opened up to a new world that I had never knew existed. I was welcomed with open arms and hearts into the deaf community. Even though they have many struggles living in a hearing world, they have a great sense of pride being deaf.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Perla Báez for the past four years, as her English as a Second Language teacher and CREW leader in ninth grade at the Margarita Muñiz Academy, the only public dual-language college preparatory high school in the state of Massachusetts. She came as an adolescent to Massachusetts from the Dominican Republic and knew no English. Now she has blossomed into a mature, strong willed bilingual student.
I believe that I have learned many useful lessons this semester. At the start of this semester I honestly did not know how to write a proper essay. There were several big problems with my writing style. My poor grammar and lack-luster writing skills were a real problem. I feel more confident now that I have written some decent papers and come close to completing my first English class. I feel like I have made a lot of progress in this course. I believe that I am better prepared for future writing assignments. This semester I believe that I have learned how to write better, how to incorporate source material, and how to write in MLA format.
The story “Once More to the Lake” by E.B. White, talks about his days growing up at a lake with his father. He describes is experience as he revisits his childhood lake in Maine with his son. This visit touches on his journey in which he goes through memories associated with his childhood and the lake. As he spends time in the lake, his mindset begins to transform him into the kid he was. This emphasized and altered perception in which he saw the lake through his son’s eyes instead.