Melissa’s Story

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“Living here [at Azusa Apartments] has given me opportunities that I would not have had somewhere else…I would not be as involved in my city and helping others.” – Melissa Growing up, Melissa often struggled in school. The oldest of three, Melissa found it difficult to find assistance with her homework at home. She did not have tutoring or reading programs… Read more ›

Jared’s Story

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“Jared did not speak any English when he started [Running Readers]. But the smaller group in Running Readers and having that extra time to read are reasons he has done so well. It gives me peace of mind – I love it.” – Jared’s mother When Jared started the Running Readers program in Kindergarten, he spoke… Read more ›

Sarai’s Story

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“My parents worked hard to provide for us, but we couldn’t always afford things like school supplies. The Learning Center was a place I could go for what I needed to be successful.” – Sarai When she first moved to the U.S., Sarai was a year behind in school. She spoke very little English and was struggling to… Read more ›

Anahi’s Story

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“Now that Anahi can read, she’s improving in all of her subjects. She went from a struggling student acting out in class to being awarded Star Student at her elementary school.” –  Alison, Community Building Coordinator at Park View Terrace Apartments For Anahi, second grade was a struggle. At home, her parents could only speak Spanish… Read more ›

Monique’s Story

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“I am filled with hope and confidence for my future and my family’s future. Living at SOLARA Apartments is a big reason for this optimism.”   Before Monique Falucho moved into SOLARA Apartments, she was feeling stuck not only in her cramped two-bedroom apartment, but also in her options for moving ahead in life. With five… Read more ›

Rowan’s Story

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CHW’s Running Readers program can make a huge difference for those children who, for various reasons, are struggling to express themselves. As children become more comfortable with reading and English, they also become more comfortable participating in Learning Center activities and in school. Rowan moved from Iraq as a refugee to the United States one year… Read more ›

Proud Mom, Proud Homeowner

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“Home is my favorite place…It’s a place to build your roots and come together as a family.”   – Victoria Valenzuela, First-time Homebuyer A single mom with three small children, Victoria Valenzuela was faced with a critical housing situation. She was staying at her brother’s apartment with only one bed for her family of four… Read more ›

Karen Sanchez: Moving Up

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Karen Sanchez Karen came to San Diego from Tijuana 5 years ago when her family moved to the US hoping for a better future. But when Karen first moved to CHW’s Las Serenas community in South San Diego, she had no idea just how much her future would be influenced by giving back right where… Read more ›