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Success Stories

Meet some of the many successful IU13 Community Education alumni!

Meet Zach – The IU13 staff I worked with along the way have been greatly helpful and supportive of me from start to finish.”

Watum with familyMeet Watum – “After learning English and getting his diploma, my life has drastically changed.”

ElizabethMeet Elizabeth – “Hard work pays off.”

YomarisMeet Yomarys “Summer youth internship opens minds and doors to career options”

  • When Yomarys Brens signed up to participate in an IU13 summer internship, she had no idea that it would lead her to a career in the field of elder care.  Read more about Yomarys here.



ThanamasMeet Thanamas – “…so keep fighting, you can do it!”

JoseMeet Jose – I can’t believe all of these things are happening to me!”

  • His gentle disposition, positive attitude, dedication, and perseverance contributed to his ultimate success. Read about Jose here.

Community School students

Meet Binit “Improving English language skills and making friends”

  • Since arriving as a refugee in 2014, Binit has participated in English conversation classes, after-school activities, and a summer educational program. Read more about Binit here.

Graduation cap and diploma

Meet Jose  – “It was worth the effort, worth the push.”

  • Since he passed the GED exams, Jose Santiago has found a higher-paying job, started college coursework, and acquired an unshakeable sense of accomplishment. Read more about Jose here.

JuanMeet Juan – “Facing a drop-dead deadline, GED student beats the odds.”

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