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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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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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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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Juan Perez posing in the hallway adjacent to the CHRISTUS Learning Center

There is a dream that Juan Perez visualizes every day. His dream is to complete his high school diploma and start a promising career in mathematics or computer science. His dream is now closer than ever thanks to the CHRISTUS Learning Center and its staff. Perez is currently a student at the CHRISTUS Learning Center…

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