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News - December 13, 2006

English lessons open doors to new life

Nuestra Casa gives Latino parents skills to help their children and themselves

by Katharine Lu

Even though a long day of making pizzas had turned into a chilly night in East Palo Alto, Alberto Rodriguez was glad to be in his English class for adults. Sitting in a corner by the door, he even smiled as the teacher informed the two dozen students that a writing exercise was due the next day.

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