UCF student, Paige and HCC student, Roberta sit and try to find out who Roberta's House representative is. Paige is looking at her phone, while Roberta tells Paige her address.


“As a student volunteer who is a native English speaker, I feel self-conscious when trying to speak Spanish. Hope CommUnity’s citizenship classes foster reciprocal relationships between people who aren’t fluent in the same languages by creating a space where the playing field is level for all members to exchange knowledge. It’s been a new & enjoyable experience for me to participate in an educational environment that so efficiently adapts to the needs of its learners. Language barriers don’t impede communication; instead they force us to adjust our conceptions about how meaning is created and conveyed.”

–Paige Preston

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