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‘Fab Five’ of Adult Education in New Orleans Times-Picayune

Micah Nelson

Avodah Corps Member Micah Nelson counts herself among the ‘Fab Five,’ education superheroes of different faith backgrounds who teach students at the YMCA Education Services (YES) of Greater New Orleans, the Y’s free adult literacy program.

These five women teach reading, writing, math and computer skills to students of a variety of ages:  “The youngest was 16 and our oldest was well into his 80s and came to class on a bicycle” and “a grandmother came to us because she wanted to be able to read her grandchild a story” noted Shannon Cvitanovic, Director of YES.

Read the full story of the ‘Fab Five’ in The Times-Picayune

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