The 2006 book "Enrique's Journey," based on author Sonia Nazario's Pulitzer Prize-winning series for the Los Angeles Times, follows a Honduran boy as he travels alone across Mexico, trying to reach the United States in search of his mother.
Jennifer Duddy Gill, a Plaza staff member, writes:
When I was about eight years old my mother taught me how to knit. I was amazed that using two wooden sticks to make loops with string could create fabric that I could actually use for something. Creating something from almost nothing was both surprising and gratifying to me.
Alba said, "The computers are my favorite because I am able to do multiple things, like practice English and many more things. I also like the English classes [Conversation Tables] because I am getting extra help with my speaking. My goal is to learn how to speak English properly."
Warren R., a Plaza program Activities Leader, writes:
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved math. My mom always took me to the wet market back home in the Philippines, and in my head I would calculate almost everything, from the price of the buko (coconut) juice I drank, to the change that we were supposed to get when we paid for our tricycle (3-wheel public utility vehicle) transportation. I carried this love for math into every endeavor I took on.