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Faces of Literacy

Jenny Thongnia came to Montgomery County from Thailand four years ago and has been participating in the Workplace English for Hospitality program at MontgomeryWorks. In her own words, “my future is looking a great job.” Jenny’s story highlights the journey learners take from frustration to achievement.

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About the Exhibit!
A collection of more than 20 images of transformation, Faces of Literacy: Journeys to Opportunities is inspired by other projects that seek to give voice to those cannot speak, write or communicate in the local and global communities in which they live. Faces of Literacy aims to connect people in Montgomery County through a deeper understanding of the experience and challenges of New Americans learning English.  Photographs by Stephanie Williams. View website

With Our Appreciation
We recognize those who participated in the coordination and shooting of the photographs, and give special thanks to Stephanie Williams, Liz Rauh, Mary Ngo, Rummana Habib, Karen Bashir and all the participants. We also thank the Muslim Community Center and MontgomeryWorks for their space and their staff members' time.

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