Mexican Consulate of Dallas

Aberg Center Established as Plaza Comunitaria

From left to right: Andrés Galván Sandoval, Shana Harrison, Francisco de la Galindo, Diana Marino

From left to right: Andrés Galván Sandoval, Shana Harrison, Francisco de la Galindo, Diana Marino

October 5, 2018—Aberg Center for Literacy is honored to be working with the Mexican Consulate of Dallas and the Mexican National Institute for Adult Education (INEA) in providing adult basic education courses in Spanish to adults of Mexican descent. INEA will provide educational materials and training resources to Aberg Center. With their support, Aberg Center offers free adult educational services that enables adults to validate both elementary and junior high school education levels in Mexico. Students then continue their educational paths by preparing for high school equivalency in the U.S. by taking the GED, Hi Set or TASC assessment.

On August 30, 2018, Aberg Center officially signed an agreement with the Mexican Consulate that will mark the Center as a Plaza Comunitaria and streamline student testing and placement into the Spanish education program. The agreement was signed by General Consul Francisco de la Torre Galindo and Aberg Center Executive Director Shana Harrison.

Today, 36 million adults in the U.S. struggle to read, write and do math. However, Aberg Center is alleviating illiteracy and breaking the cycle of poverty, student by student.

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The Mexican Consulate of Dallas and AVANCE-Dallas Award Aberg Center for Literacy 2016 IME BECAS Grant

On Wednesday, May 5th The Mexican Consulate of Dallas (el Consulado General de México en Dallas) and AVANCE-Dallas teamed up to award their 2016 IME BECAS scholarships. 

This year the IME BECAS scholarship pool doubled from the previous year, with 15 organizations awarded the grant of $10,000. This year,  Aberg Center for Literacy was lucky enough to be one of those awardees!

 
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Aberg Center for Literacy Director Shana Harrison was on hand to accept the scholarship from one of the generous corporate sponsors.

From the AVANCE-Dallas website: 

The IME Becas Scholarship Program funds Adult education programs including financial support for Mexican or Mexican origin adult students to enroll in basic literacy programs, Elementary and Junior High, GED preparation courses, computer skills classes or English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, occupational training and job skills certification; and Higher education programs including financial support for outstanding Mexican or Mexican origin students living in the United States and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
is made possible through the generous support of the North Texas community.  

Univision were also on hand to record the festivities, which included a number of speeches from key leaders of the Hispanic community in North Dallas. 

The event also marked the final for Octavio Tripp as Mexican Consul to Dallas. Mr. Tripp, a great advocate for education during his time as Consul, has been promoted to a new position.

We would like to thank Mr. Tripp, the Mexican Consulate of Dallas, AVANCE-Dallas, and all of the wonderful sponsors for this great gift and hope to use it to carry out their vision!