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Sandy Guido-Sánchez emigrated to the U.S. from Central America and started an educational journey at CEWD’s Adult Learning Center (ALC). Sandy successfully completed the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program and the High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Prep and achieved getting her HSE diploma. With guidance and advice from the ALC staff, Sandy went on to receive an associate’s degree in 2015 from Hostos Community College, and later a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2017 from Herbert H. Lehman College. All the while, Sandy worked as an ALC Peer Mentor and then as a CEWD College Assistant. Sandy’s story comes full circle as she is currently our ALC-ESOL Program Coordinator.

 “As an immigrant I had faced many obstacles, but my GED/HSE instructor always told us, “Esfuerzo termina en éxito” (effort ends in success) and he was right. The sum of all the small efforts that I made day by day helped me to achieve my goals and succeed.”