September 11, 2017
When we began teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to serve a struggling, Spanish-speaking immigrant community years ago, we had no idea that our goal of breaking the cycle of poverty would lead to quite so many thriving endeavors and life-changing opportunities.
We at the Rosalie Rendu Center, along with our students and their families, have been blessed, generation after generation. Lives have been transformed and wonderful new educational and professional realities have been created for our Spanish-speaking community.
November 1, 2016
Karen O’Leary Englebart, a Junior League volunteer, visits to the Rosalie Rendu Center after almost 20 years have passed. She reflects below on how much the Center has grown and dimensionalized with so many lives inspired and transformed.
Almost twenty years ago, Carrie DuBois and I attended a baby shower for a resident of the Carriage Manor apartments.
It was a rainy day. The courtyard was flooded and the apartments were cold. But there was a sense of joy in the air as the women from diverse communities celebrated the mother to be and the new life to come.
Women in the Junior League had recently joined Sister T as volunteers in support of her mission to break the cycle of poverty in her beloved community of brave, hard-working, Spanish-speaking immigrants.