CENTRO: El Barrio Popular Education Program, 1986-1990 (Oral Histories)

Collection, EBPP

The El Barrio Popular Education Program's goal was for adult students to develop their reading, writing and computer skills in Spanish, while learning English as a second language. The program began as a subset of Centro's Language Policy Task Force in 1985 and in 1987 it was incorporated as a non-profit organization, eventually ending operations in the 1990s. The oral history interviews that make up this collection are life histories from people involved in program. Interviewees discuss their childhoods, migration experience, their families, work, education, challenges, hopes and dreams, and reflect on their lives thus far. 

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