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WORKPLACE LEARNING

A Success Story

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Learning English and Preparing for College at the Workplace

Workplace Class Sets Roule Mompoint on Her Way to College

Roule Mompoint came from Haiti to the United States, where she became a nursing assistant and secretary for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). That is where she and 74 other employees from CHA and Spalding Hospital Cambridge are moving up the education and career ladder by taking advantage of the Cambridge Community Learning Center's Cambridge Healthcare Worker Education Partnership program, which offers ESOL classes and a college prep class on site during the work day. Thirteen students have gone on to college, many on scholarship.

A star student, Roule maintained perfect attendance throughout her three years. Upon graduating from the program, she enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College, where she is now studying for an Associate's Degree in sonography. "This is the greatest opportunity of my life," she declared. She received a First Literacy scholarship and a Thelma H. Ebbitt scholarship from the Friends of the Community Learning Center, which offers 8-10 college scholarships per year. On top of Roule's work for Cambridge Health Alliance and her studies, she volunteers one day a week as a receptionist at Malden City Hall where she helps all visitors, especially immigrants, navigate the maze of municipal services.

For information on CLC’s Workplace Education program, contact Mina Reddy, CLC director, phone: (617) 349-6358.

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