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June 6, 2019

We finished our spring semester with a flourish, as 20 students graduated from Advanced English, the highest level of ESL class offered at MAM Literacy Advance.

We are so proud of our most recent graduates, who dedicated many months - and in some cases years - to their...

December 28, 2018

I’m going to be a dad!

As Mateo* held his 6-month old daughter Sabrina, he remembered the exact moment his wife Marisa told him they were going to have a baby.  He was happy and scared at the same time.  So much has happened since then and life was looking up.

Six y...

December 21, 2018

Both Robert and Adela* grew up in Spring Branch. Today, they are raising two children attending Spring Woods High School. It seems like MAM has been a part of their family forever — through their own school days and their parents' experiences as well. 

Robert remembers...

December 17, 2018

Esperanza

is a single mother from Venezuela living in Houston with her daughter Faith and relatives. With little education and unable to speak English, she struggled to make ends meet, and needed a job to improve her family’s financial situation. She did not want to bu...

December 30, 2017

Cynthia, a single mom, living with her mom Marcela, and daughter Sophie, faced life changing events due to Hurricane Harvey. 

(Read Part 1Part 2  & Part 3 of their story.)

Looking back on that day, Cynthia was so scared to walk through the doors at MAM. It was not quit...

December 29, 2017

Cynthia is a single mom, living with her mom Marcela, and daughter Sophie. She lost her job after Hurricane Harvey, and was stressed to care for her family.

(Read Part 1 and Part 2 of their story.)

While Cynthia's home was spared from the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey...

December 28, 2017

Cynthia is a single mom, living with her mom Marcela, and daughter Sophie. Spared from flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, she suffered a lost job and incredible stress on her family. 

(Read Part 1 of Cynthia's story here)

Cynthia was deeply grateful their home was dr...

December 27, 2017

Cynthia reached out and took the last ornament off their Christmas tree and placed it in the box. It was a pink ball that said, "Baby's 1st Christmas."  Sophie was now a very busy 4 year old currently trying to stick a left-over gift bow on the cat's head. She thought...

December 18, 2017

When Patricia’s husband abandoned their family, she was unable to pay all of her rent.  Nervous and unaccustomed to handling money matters, she came to MAM for help.  The case worker put her mind at ease by paying the balance due on her rent and referring her to our Fi...

December 6, 2017

Victoria is originally from Mexico. She wanted to learn English, but since she had to leave school at a very young age in Mexico, she never learned to read and write in her native language. The ESL team worked with Victoria and another student to start at the basic of...

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