Mr. Lee came to Literacy Together in 2017, when he’d been in the US only nine months. He was matched with a tutor who had lived in Korea and was thrilled to work with a Korean student. They met weekly at the First Baptist Church in Weaverville for four years, and became dear friends. Keep reading this inspiring citizenship exam success story!
The tutor says “I consider it a privilege to work with him every week, and to help him become more comfortable in his adopted country, just like so many South Koreans helped me 45+ years ago when I was a Peace Corps volunteer in a small town in Korea.”
When Mr. Lee became eligible to apply for US citizenship, his tutor added civics to their curriculum. After he passed the US Naturalization Exam, she brought a cake and flowers to class and they celebrated along with the staff at the church that had hosted their classes for so long.
Then they came to the Literacy Together office for a brief but emotional presentation of a US flag that had been flown over the Capitol building in Mr. Lee’s honor at the request of Literacy Together. We are so proud of Mr. Lee’s accomplishments, and so very grateful to his dedicated tutor for all the effort and love she put into supporting him!
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