Author: Kito Jumanne-Marshall

An international and literacy-centered life

Jay has truly lived an international and literacy-centered life. He first taught English with International Voluntary Services, a predecessor to the Peace Corps when he was in Vietnam.
He currently teaches Level 4 (advanced) classes for students and civics and civilization, through our Virtual Learning Center.

“I’m a big part of the KLC”

Before Gary joined the KLC, he was not an active member of his family and had a problem with alcohol. Now, has been out of incarceration for more than two years, and has maintained his sobriety. Gary is now an active member of his family, is especially proud of how well his daughters are doing in school, and being active in their education.

“This place is life-changing”

In January of 2019, Grace began coming to The Reading Center at Goodwill after working one-on-one with a tutor. She wanted to improve her literacy skills and to eventually obtain her GED. Grace also had goals of improving her self-confidence, increasing her ability to be independent, and to become more aware of what being healthy means.

Learn more about her story.