Volunteering to Be a Part of the Solution

Two years ago, when Tracey Jones went to an ice cream social at Central Elementary that was co-hosted by Intercambio Uniting Communities, she had never heard of the Boulder County nonprofit that provides English classes for adult immigrants. Tracey, a single mother of three whose children attend Central, says she knows what it is like […]

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Student Spotlight – Micaela Portillo Castruitas

One of the most rewarding aspects of learning a new language is losing the fear of doing something that once seemed overwhelming. A new-found confidence begins to emerge. This happened to Micaela Portillo Castruitas who, up until a few months ago, was afraid to go to the store. Now when she visits the store with […]

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Student Spotlight – Alex Acosta

When he first moved here, Alex Acosta spoke no other English than “Hi” and “Thank you”. In 2001 he began taking English classes with Intercambio Uniting Communities, and from 2004 until present he has worked with the same Intercambio teacher who comes to his home once a week. His family and his teacher’s family are […]

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Learning English is Like Learning to Cook

A story by members of Karey Robinson’s Level 7 English Class: Ivonne Ayala, Junghwa Lee, Rosi Lopez, Angelica Mendez, Maria Pantoja, Rosa Rascon and Maria Vasquez Learning English is like learning to cook. When we prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner, first we must think about the ingredients. The words are like ingredients. The more you use […]

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Student Spotlight – Josefina Molina

“I started taking classes at home with an Intercambio volunteer 2 years ago. I started in level 1 and now I am in level 4B. My life has improved a lot thanks to Intercambio. For example, last Friday I went to clean a house and the owner told me that her friend also wanted me […]

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Boulder Flatirons Rotary Supports Computer Literacy Project in Boulder

The Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club received a District Simplified Grant in support of a new project to promote computer literacy in the local immigrant community through the organization, Intercambio. Intercambio offers adult immigrants classes in English and other life situations, such as assistance with finances. Co- Founder, Lee Shainis said, “We began offering computer classes […]

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