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Elena Angeles, a “Promotora” in MG’s Parent Partner Program tells her story:

When I first arrived in San Francisco, everything was weird. It seemed to me that everywhere I went, all the places were the same, and it didn’t take long for me to be homesick.  I told myself, “I can’t take it any longer.  I want to go back home to be with my family.”   But now that I have my kids, everything has changed for me.  My husband and I know that we must take advantage of all the opportunities this place can offer our children.

My parents strove to give me an education, and thanks to them I finished my studies. They were the reason I attended college.  Now I want give my children the same opportunity; I want to help, encourage and support them to achieve their goals. With love and dedication, I am confident that they will be successful in reaching college. My husband and I will put all of our efforts in having our children do their best as they move forward.

I am proud to have two beautiful and grandiose children that life and God has given me. I have the support of my husband, which gives me the strength to see day-in and day-out the effort and dedication that our children express when they are being challenged. The things that I learned in my country, academically speaking, are very different from the methods used here.  My daughter received tests, which were a bit difficult, but I found the resources and the support she needed to help her study.

I know that I am not very good at explaining things to my children, but I have next to me a great person who helps and supports me; my husband. He has a lot of patience.  He stays calm when explaining things to me and our children. I liked being a part of this group (Parent Partner Program).  I’ve learned a lot. This group has offered me information that has guided me to be an advocate for my children and have access to resources. With this information I can aid and support my children.  I hope to learn more and attentively continue to receive and apply the tools given.  This has been a great experience for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

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