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Monday, May 14, 2018


This is Francisca! When Francisca first came to Edmonton, she experienced extreme social anxiety due to the language barrier she faced. Francisca was afraid that people would judge her for not knowing English and spent many months alone and confined to her apartment as a way to minimize social interactions. With the encouragement of her mother, Francisca stepped outside of her comfort zone and began attending Changing Together’s English classes in January. CT provided Francisca with a safe space that has helped her feel more empowered, independent, and confident. Our blend of group and one on one learning activities has helped Francisca feel less lonely and find a community of like-minded women who offer one another unwavering support. After becoming fluent in English, Francisca hopes to complete her high school education and build a career that will help her enable other people’s success.  Picture (Click Here)