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Uriel Alvarez’s Story – GED Student Graduate

By Juliana Garza

September 06, 2016    |     4821 S 24th St, Omaha, NE, United States

The Latino Center of the Midlands (LCM) acts as one of the key locations in the metro area where Latino individuals and families can turn to for help and guidance on accessing services to meet short and long term needs in the areas of school-based education support and skills building and foundational adult education classes. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets of their lives; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities. The LCM relies on a combination of funds from the United Way of the Midlands, foundations, fundraising, and government grants to provide annual operating revenue.

The LCM’s Adult Basic Education Program helps adult learners, new to the workforce or seeking higher wage employment, overcome educational barriers such as low literacy levels or education to create access to new opportunities and career paths. The ABE program provides Spanish-speaking adult learners with the following classes: GED, Pre-GED, Basic Literacy, Computer Literacy, and English as a Second Language. The generosity and valuable investment of United Way donors provides our adult students with access to new opportunities and career paths. Approximately, 600 adult learners are served at the LCM each year.