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Student Stories: Libia Alfaro

I am from Peru. I am the oldest of five siblings. My mother, Ana Maria, and my grandfather Mariano raised us since my parents separated when I was 11. My grandfather instilled in me the value of education.

I came to the U.S. in 1995 to complete my dreams. These were bad times in Peru, with terrorism and a terrible economy. This trip was planned for my brother Mariano, but he didn’t want to do it. I decided to take his place. I was always like this, taking advantage of opportunities. So I came to this country illegally, but full of hopes and dreams.
Student Stories: Jessica Lopez Featured Photo

Student Stories: Jessica Lopez

When I came to the USA in 2007, I was living with my aunt and my sister. One day in 2009, we were on Washington Boulevard buying food, and I saw the school Los Angeles Technology Center. I asked for information about English classes. I was so lucky to find it! I was able to take English as a Second Language classes, and later in 2016, I got my high school diploma.
Student Stories: Rafaela Luna Mendoza Featured Photo

Student Stories: Rafaela Luna Mendoza

I was born in Santa Ines Ahuateuipan Puebla, Mexico. When I was 18 years old, I decided to cross the U. S. border. The year was 1998 when I came to Los Angeles.

I have two children, a boy and a girl. After my kids finished elementary school, I decided to learn English because I needed to understand when people talked about kids who had autism. My daughter is autistic, and she doesn't speak Spanish. I needed to learn English so I could communicate with her. I started to learn in my ESL class, but it was a little difficult for me to continue studying because I had health problems. In 2016, I had my first surgery, and one year later I had my second surgery. This made it hard for me to continue with school, so I wasn't taking classes for a few years.

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