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This an image of students from the New Citizens Center, a Worcester Public School for refugees and newcomers with gaps in education. This is a picture of the first week back in-person. Only computers, no paper, masks, and sparse classrooms.
Created By: Daniel Gay; Contributed By: Daniel Gay
Date: 04/01/2021

The following is an excerpt from a refugee student during remote learning. The student is from the Worcester Public Schools and communicated this during a journal writing activity.

"I never could believe this would be America. It is like Nepal…
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Date: 04/30/2021

2021 Little League Opening Day. Coaches are masked as well as some players. A different time.

Jesse Burkett Little League
Created By: Anonymous; Contributed By: Anonymous
Date: 04/30/2020

The following was a response to a journal topic during an ESL class in Worcester Public Schools.

“I never imagined this could be USA. In refugee camp we had more things to do. Everything is gone.”
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Date: 04/13/2021

Today we went back to school for the first time in over -a-year. We're masked, the air is filtered and there's a feeling of both fear and excitement. It feels like a grand experiment. I hope it works. In conversation with my students there is a…
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Date: 03/28/2021

S.S “I come from Tanzania. In our refugee camp we had the freedom to go where we wanted in the camp. COVID reminded me of living in a place with fences. It was like there was no opportunity this year. School was very difficult. I think my…
Created By: Anonymous; Contributed By: Anonymous
Date: 4/28/2021

D.N.: “In the DRC (Dem. Rep. of Congo) there is no law sometimes. During COVID it felt like too much rules. I felt scared because disease in Africa is AIDS and Ebola. Almost always death. I never thought it could happen to a country like America.…
Created By: Anonymous; Contributed By: Anonymous
Date: 4/27/2021

T.S.: “I come from Nepal, but my family is Bhutanese. In my country the camp is not clean. My house in Worcester is very nice and clean. I didn’t think a disease could come in my house in Worcester. My mom got COVID in her work. She is ok, but…
Created By: Anonymous; Contributed By: Anonymous
Date: 4/28/2021

S.H: “I worked more this year than in my whole life. I do school and went to Taco Bell to work in the night. People ate more during this year I think. I work 50 hours each week and do my school work as much as I can. My brother lost his job so I…
Created By: Anonymous; Contributed By: Anonymous
Date: 4/26/2021

An article discussing the New Citizens Center's increasing student population as more and more SLIFE students are being given opportunities in adjusting to the US education system.
Created By: Scott O'Connell; Contributed By: Scott O'Connell
Date: 1/10/2016
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