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Did you know that 10% of our neighbors cannot read at a basic skills level and 8% do not speak English at home?

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An enthusiastic learner who’s made impressive progress.

When Lupe came to the Literacy Council in the fall of 2013, he was already reading and speaking English at a high-intermediate level but did not know how to write in English. He’d been in the US for several years – since he was 16 years old – but had never attended school here.

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