October 22nd, 2011 By G.J. Ho, Student and Volunteer
My name is G.J. Ho and I am an ESL student at the San Francisco community Empowerment Center. The center’s grand opening was on May 14 this year. This center has many classes such as English conversation classes, English pronunciation classes, citizenship classes, computer classes and other community services. I started as ESL student and I encountered many volunteers. Many of the volunteers work full time from many agencies throughout the Bay Area. The volunteers included teachers teach in different classes and programs. They use their spare time after work to volunteer at the center. Many of these volunteer teachers dedicated their off work time and sacrifice their own time to rest. They use their knowledge to prepare teaching materials in both English and Chinese that made us, immigrants easy to understand. Our ESL and citizenship classes have their own CD and books. It is easy to learn from beginner’s level to the advance level. Many students love the learning style and materials.
I was deeply touched by many of these volunteers. I was determined to
learn from these volunteers. So I joined the volunteer team myself. I now come
to the center to volunteer after work to distribute flyers for the center. I
hope there are more people understand the San Francisco Community Empowerment Center and come and utilize these classes and programs. The center has many ongoing community events. I praise the work
that many volunteers provide for our community. I value this fundraising opportunity to serve our community. I wish the San Francisco Community center a bright future.
G.J. Ho 義工 和 學生 2011年10月22日