- Boutaina Lahlou: Access - Youth and Education
Although Boutaina Lahlou spoke little English when she moved to the U.S. from Morocco five years ago, she could read it perfectly. There was just one problem: “I didn’t understand anything I was reading,” says Lahlou, 26, of Westland.
- Jim Nicholas: Macomb Literacy Partners
When he was a child, reading was secondary to survival for Jim Nicholas, 30, of Sterling Heights. Shuttling back and forth between New York and Michigan with his sick mother left him little time or motivation to go to school.