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Chatham Literacy: 10 years of enhancing knowledge…
Making a Dream Come True.

Ramona S. becomes a citizen

Ramona Salas-Sanchez is extremely proud that she officially became a U.S. citizen on August 12, 2016, after studying for three years in Chatham Literacy’s Citizenship Program. Her journey began 16 years ago, when she left Mexico with her husband and children and came to the United States. They settled in Siler City, where she took care of the family while her hus­band often worked two jobs to make ends meet.

The citizenship class that Ramona took met once a week for two hours at First United Methodist Church in Siler City. The curriculum was very detailed and required student dedication and determination. “I am so proud of achieving my citizenship,” said Ramona. “I feel different now. I feel important. I also feel very honored to be a U.S. citizen.”

Ramona’s new goal is to improve her English. She is enrolled in Chatham Literacy’s ESL program. “All of my tutors have treated me with respect,” said Ramona. “They have such patience!”

Read our Ten Year History at it unfolds in these stories.

Coming up

Nov. 17 (9 am – 3 pm) Tutor Training @ Chatham Habitat
Nov 19. (6 pm – 9 pm) Literacy Swings @ Pittsboro Roadhouse
Dec 11 (6 – 7:30 pm) Volunteer Appreciation @ TBD

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