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San Joaquin Valley

 
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Session A - Adults
MOSQUEDA CENTER
4670 E.Butler Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702
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Advisors - Luis Santa, Sean Borelli
organization - REading and beyond
 

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SESSION B - Adults
Lowell Elementary School
171 N Poplar Ave,
Fresno, CA 94701
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ADVISORS - LUIS SANTA, Roberto Maqueda
Organization - REading and beyond

 

What we're hearing.

Session A

  • I’m so stuck in my daily routine that's it's hard to think about the bigger picture.

  • I don’t speak up because people don’t listen to someone like me.
  • My past doesn’t define me, but it definitely shapes my opportunities.
  • Pursuing higher education is a catch 22. It may not pay off and creates more burden. 

Session B

  • Every problem goes back to being an immigrant.
  • I hustle, and find resourceful ways to make money and support my family.
  • Because of my status, I feel invisible. 

 
The violence has gone up. There have been 3 shootings since I moved in. One person has died.
— Karen, 29, single mom