I live in a very strong supportive Community that is helpful and caring. Without the help I’m getting in the Community, I would be lost and have no place to turn to in life.
The place where I live is called Evangel Hall, I moved there in 2006. The experience there was really different because I had lived with my family for a very long time. This move was hard for me because at the time I was going through a lot of personal problems.
Evangel Hall gets the residents involved in the Community by having us participate in the planting of our first garden. Also, we are involved in keeping up with the maintenance of the garden and taking care of the property. We have summer barbecues, field trips and movie nights with the people that live there.
Evangel Hall gives the residents the confidence and the self-esteem to get back on track and focused on their goals in life. This is a Strong Community that I live in.
The Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development (CCL&D) is another strong supportive Community. CCL&D has given me the opportunity to achieve my goals. I have gained the confidence, and the self esteem to move forward in life. When I came to CCL&D I knew how to read, but I didn’t know how to spell or word sentences properly. With the help of Caroline and Mike I’ve gained the skills and confidence to become more creative in writing. I also want to thank Bogdan for giving me the confidence and the opportunity to improve my math and computer skills. I especially want to thank my tutors Isabel for English, and Tim, for math. Without their extra help I don’t know where I’d be right now.
“Strong Communities Together” is a good vision for CCL&D because they are a very committed organization that helps their students to achieve in their learning ability, move forward, and get ahead in life. CCL&D also provides a hands-on learning environment and they prepare us for the real world. CCL&D has been a good learning environment because the instructors are very passionate, caring, understanding.
Academic Upgrading Participant Joe Hamerlik