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Living His Dreams

For 20-year-old Mark Stewart, the GED is the stepping stone to achieving his dreams. After a few years of being held back, Stewart decided to quit school. When a friend of his told him about CHRISTUS Learning Center, he jumped at the chance to get his GED. “I have been taking classes for about a…

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A Dream of Citizenship

Haga clic aquí para ver la historia en español For Mohammad Haydari, the journey to U.S. citizenship has been a long one. In 2008, he moved his family to the United States from Iran. Haydari returned to his home country for work in order to send money back to his family in the States. In…

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Our Learners Are A Joy

Karl Virtue understands the importance of language. A native of Boston, Virtue moved to Houston over 40 years ago taking a job as a writer in public relations. Now retired, he has volunteered as an ESL instructor at CHRISTUS Learning Center for over 10 years. CHRISTUS Learning Center gives participating students a new lease on…

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CHRISTUS Learning Center Students Stay On Task During COVID-19

Since January 2018, Robert Harris has been pursuing his GED through CHRISTUS Learning Center. One of the seven mission programs of CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, CHRISTUS Learning Center offers Adult ESL classes, Adult Basic Education classes, and GED classes year-round. Students in the Adult Basic Education and GED classes are able to move at their…

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A (Not So) Secret Santa Gifts A Learning Center Student

Christmas came early for CHRISTUS Learning Center student Robert Harris. On Thursday, December 19, Harris was gifted with a new bicycle by Learning Center Educator Karl Virtue. Virtue had noticed that Harris was riding to class on a child-sized bicycle and decided to step in and upgrade Harris’ ride with an adult-sized bicycle. Harris is…

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