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2015 Annual Report Making a Positive Difference in the Lives of Our Students, Their Families, and our Community

A mother’s reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success, outweighing other factors such as neighborhood and family income. - National Institutes of Health

21% of adults in Dallas County

VMLC provides an

cannot read and

innovative response

write in


at a basic level

extensive and to this community concern

Located in

Neighborhoods of Need Vickery Meadow West Dallas ELM-East Dallas Bachman Lake

The ability to communicate touches the core of all basic needs – seeking and maintaining employment at a living wage, participating in the education of your children, or accessing healthcare. At VMLC we provide dignity and respect for the families we serve while teaching much-needed communication and life skills.

Changing Lives Through Literacy Literacy is the foundation through which individuals are able to live independent and self-sufficient lives. Individuals who lack basic literacy skills are more likely to experience crime, unemployment and poverty. Yet, by learning how to read and write, they have the power to transform their lives.

The past year has been one of expanding possibilities. On January 1, 2015 English Language Ministry officially became the ELM-East Dallas Campus of VMLC. We welcomed the students, volunteers and staff of ELM with great anticipation. The last twelve months have been a rewarding journey as we have worked closely to build a strong union together. Through this expansion VMLC’s core mission of improving English literacy and life skills among immigrant and refugee families remains unchanged. VMLC will serve more than 1,000 adults and 300 young children this year at our campuses in Vickery Meadow, West Dallas and ELM-East Dallas as well as our continuing collaboration at Williams Preparatory, an Uplift charter school in the Bachman Lake area. We at VMLC are grateful for your support of our mission to Change Lives Through Literacy. Together we are making a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families, and our community as a whole.

Camille Owens President, Board of Directors

Maria is a Level 2 student at VMLC and has two children in our Early Childhood Education Program.

Sarah Papert Executive Director

2014 - 2015 1,042 Adults Learned English as a Second Language at VMLC

“I want to talk without fear, to speak English like my first language.” Tina came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic with her two children so that they would have a better life. As her English skills improve, she hopes to follow her dream of working in journalism. She recently began a retail job in which she uses her English to work with customers and help with merchandise inventory


one of our students has a unique

goal for learning


At VMLC it’s more than just reaching goals … it’s changing lives.

Students come to VMLC because they want to accomplish important personal goals. Getting a good job, helping children with their homework, talking to customers and co-workers – these goals all add up to living a better life. Because learning English is only the first step to a better life in this country, VMLC’s Adult Program includes Empowerment activities that provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and improve their job readiness and parenting.

“Now, I speak a lot of English for my work. I feel more confident speaking English after taking classes at VMLC.”

Adult Student Results


Gained, Retained or Improved Employment Participated Increased in Children’s Confidence to Education Communicate in Activities English


Tina, a Level 4 student, has improved her grammar, writing and conversation skills at VMLC.


Ricardo is a Level 1B student at VMLC.

“Coming to VMLC is like being at a friend’s house. Speaking English helps me make friends. Before I learned English I would just hide in my apartment” VMLC is helping Magdalena and her 3 year old daughter Sofia prepare for the future. Magdalena’s dream is to have her own hair salon. Magdalena appreciates the VMLC volunteer teachers because of their patience and is thankful that VMLC has helped her increase in self-confidence. “I want my daughter to be a professional – maybe a doctor or a lawyer. When Sofia starts school she will need my help and I want to be involved.”

2014-2015 VMLC Prepared 277 Young Children to be Successful in Elementary School

Children and Parents Attend VMLC Together VMLC takes a two-generation approach to learning – supporting parents and their children through concurrent daily classes. Our Early Childhood Education Program offers a free, quality preschool program designed to meet the unique needs of our students. Serving some of the most vulnerable children in Dallas, VMLC prepares them for success in elementary school while also helping their parents improve English literacy and life-skills.

VMLC Level 2 student Magdalena and her daughter Sophia, age 3.

87% C


95% C



Showed Increase


Showed Increase


English Language Learning



Language, Hours Logged Literacy and Communication Parent and Child Reading Together at Home

Fanuel is a curious and outgoing preschool student at VMLC. His mother Freweini attends VMLC as a Level 2 student.

2014-2015 317 Dedicated Volunteers Are the Foundation of VMLC

A Concerned and Engaged Community Can Have a Profound Impact on the World Around Us “The adult students are selfless – they want their children to have a better life. At VMLC, volunteers and staff work together to make lives better.”

Rob Richmond, VMLC Volunteer Teacher

For the last 10 years, Rob Richmond has taught adult students as a volunteer at the ELM campus. He believes VMLC offers these students the chance for empowerment and independence. “It’s immediately apparent how appreciative the students are. They are so eager to learn English and excited to be in the classroom together. For me the best part about teaching is this personal experience and the strong connections that form between students and teachers.” Rob said.

“I love the community that VMLC gives to the students. You feel so connected to humanity”

VMLC volunteer teacher Liz Bruni has taught adults at a variety of levels including our most basic students. Liz previously worked as teacher of young children and enjoys seeing VMLC adult students take pride in their new learning. For Liz, the sense of community at VMLC is particularly meaningful.

“I have a lot of respect for the bravery required to move to a new country. And I have much empathy for how difficult it is to learn another language.”

“I am amazed at everything that students receive at VMLC. The children can attend school at the same time as their parents … and the families receive referrals for many services they need.” 

DJ Kassanoff, VMLC Volunteer Teacher

This is DJ Kassnoff’s fifth year teaching ESL at the VMLC campus in West Dallas. Watching her students grasp new concepts and gain confidence inspires DJ. “I love what I do, because I just love to see my students learn.”

Liz Bruni, VMLC Volunteer Teacher with one of her students.

A Community of Support Joins VMLC in Changing Lives through Literacy

A Diverse Base Of Funders Provides A Solid Foundation Of Support For Vmlc

Wings Of Spring Raised $306,000 With Support From 240 Sponsors And Donors

Thank You to Our Corporate Funders VMLC appreciates the generous support of these local companies. PepsiCo included VMLC in their United Way Day of Caring. GoransonBain Family Law helped our children create artwork that was auctioned at the firm’s “Art with a Heart” fundraising event benefiting VMLC. ExxonMobil awarded funding to VMLC through their annual Employees’ Favorite Charity Campaign. Kosmos Energy, an international company with offices in Vickery Meadow, generously supported VMLC because of the impact we have in their own neighborhood. Texas Capital Bank showed their ongoing commitment to the West Dallas community through continued support of VMLC. The Apartment Association of Greater Dallas donated time, talent and materials to complete improvements at the Vickery Meadow campus including kitchen remodels for both the adult and children’s classroom areas.

Pictured: (Top) PepsiCo Day of Caring, (Below) GorensonBain art and auction project.

2015 Wings of Spring: A Celebration of Literacy The gala occasion raised $306,000 for VMLC with the support of generous sponsors and the leadership of Committee Chair Ashley Coleman and Co-Chair Patricia Massey. Honorary Chairs were Cathey and Don Humphreys. The event began with a dinner reception and culminated in an unforgettable performance by Time for Three, returning by popular demand from their success at the 2014 event.

Pictured: (Top) Presenting Sponsors (left to right) Don and Cathey Humphreys, Susie Simon, Les and Joyce Coleman, along with band members. (Below) Time for Three, the world’s first classically trained garage band.

VMLC – Our Year in Review

July 2014 –June 2015

Key Accomplishments

VMLC’s key accomplishments highlight our goals of eliminating barriers to independence and self-sufficiency, increasing the number of students we serve, and serving them in a deeper manner as we Change Lives Through Literacy.

Financial Summary


VMLC Statement of Activities

2015-2016 Board of Directors

For the Year Ended June 30, 2015 Unrestricted $ 184,014

$ 120,000

Contributions - Individuals 185,813 -


United Way 144,000 -


Fundraisers (net of expenses) 226,452 -


Book Contributions 19,364 -


Interest and Other Income 6,551 -


In-kind Contributions 432,145 -


(273,838) -

$ 1,593,413

$ (143,438) $ 1,449,975

Expenses Program Services

$ 1,308,524 -

Fundraising 166,732 -

Increasing Our Impact A new staff position was created in 2014. VMLC’s Student Outcomes Manager is dedicated to providing students individualized assistance in accessing government assistance programs; and personalized referrals to community organizations for health, job training, GED study, financial literacy and legal aid.

$ 304,014

Faith Community 121,236 10,400 131,636

Net Assets Released from Restriction 273,838

Partnering with Uplift Education VMLC began providing evening ESL classes to the parents of students attending Williams Preparatory, an Uplift school located in the Bachman Lake neighborhood.


Revenues and Support Grants and Gifts

Welcoming ELM to the VMLC Family In January 2015 VMLC added a new site in East Dallas to its campuses in Vickery Meadow and West Dallas when English Language Ministry (ELM), a nonprofit organization which provided literacy services for 20 years in East Dallas, merged into VMLC. ELM is now the ELM-East Dallas campus of VMLC.

Temporarily Restricted

General and Administrative


$ 1,534,664 -


$ 1,308,524 166,732 59,408 $ 1,534,664

Programs Represent 85% of 2014-2015 Total Expenses Children’s Program 25% Adult Programs 60%

Fundraising 11% Administration 4%

President Camille Owens Vice President Kevin Jackson Treasurer David M. Hundley Secretary Marian Spitzberg Immediate Past President Gayle G. Johansen Amy Agnew David M. Alexander Ruby Carrasco Amita Chhabra Clinton Coleman Anjie Coplin Ricki Ebner Paula Andrea Gean Yesika Guerrero Kevin Hall Donald D. Humphreys Kelly A. Katzman Julie Lowenberg George F. Lowery Patricia Massey Ted M. Moore, DDS Rev. Deborah Morgan-Stokes Rev. Trudy R. Morphew Kimberly Rogers Alan J. Rosenberg Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt Colleen Taylor Marnie Wildenthal Sarah Papert, Executive Director

Advisory Board Ruben E. Esquivel Rev. Rob Leischner Sharon & Luis Martin Morton Meyerson The Rev. Dr. Blair R. Monie Sammye Myers Bob Wright

Thank You To Our Donors $50,000



Susan and Larry Hirsch/The Hirsch Family Foundation Posey Family Foundation Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church United Way of Metropolitan Dallas




Anonymous Joyce and Les Coleman Dallas Women’s Foundation ExxonMobil Corporation Donald and Cathey Humphreys Kosmos Energy Lea Charitable Trust The J. Stephen and Susan G. Simon Family Charitable Foundation Texas Capital Bank

$10,000 and Up Susan and Michael R. Boulden Ashley and Clinton Coleman Debi DeMuth and Peter Gottlieb Dollar General Literacy Foundation GoransonBain, PLLC Hamon Charitable Foundation Hoglund Foundation Caroline and David Hundley Libby and Kevin Jackson Junior League of Dallas W.P. & Bulah Luse Foundation Rev. Trudy and Randy Morphew NorthPark Presbyterian Church Women of Saint Michael

$5,000 and Up Tory and Dick Agnich Anthony Family Foundation Phyllis Bernstein Craig A. Haynes Highland Park United Methodist Church Margaret and Brad Hirsch Gayle Johansen Virginia and Stephen LaSala Billie and Ross McKnight Mike A. Myers Foundation Northridge Presbyterian Church Enika and Richard Schulze Diane and John Scovell Dr. and Mrs. William Spears Margaret and Jaime Spellings TJX Foundation Marnie and Kern Wildenthal

$2,500 and Up Anonymous Sara and Gary Ahr Leslie and Rob Beatty Communities Foundation of Texas Ricki and Randy Ebner Karan and Tracy Edgemon

Cathie and Ed Galante Barbara and Frank Lloyd Locke Lord LLP Rose and Bill Lumry Mrs. Robert Middleton Camille and Patrick Owens Sally Posey Helen and Frank Risch Deedie Rose Linda and John Rutherford Venise and Larry Stuart Susan and Curtis Swinson Colleen and Rob Taylor Zonta Club of Dallas

$1,000 and Up Anonymous William E. Armentrout Foundation Bill Bond Diane Buchanan and Rick Andrew Dana Cagle Virginia and Ansel Condray Serena Connelly Lisa and Tom Connop Ken Crews Gerry Cristol The Dallas Foundation Dallas Jewish Women International Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Gretchen and Doug Davies Sally and Bill Dix Estate of Mrs. Jean Ditzler Dodds Rosemary and Charles Doolin Dr. and Mrs. B. Henry Estess Monica and Derrick Evers ExxonMobil Foundation First Community Church First Presbyterian Church of Dallas George Adeline & Jules H. Fine Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Troop #5403 Rita Sue and Alan Gold Beth and Jim Gold Sharan and Lynn Goldstein Jennifer and Mark Gunnin Sharon and Kevin Hall Liz and Tom Halsey Kathy and Kevin Hanrahan Ginger and Ken Hartman Highland Park Presbyterian Church Martha Hinojosa-Nadler and Barry Nadler Kaki and Shelton Hopkins Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Suki and Paul Jarzemsky Jode Johnson Amy and Dave Jones Mary and Kenton Keller Lisa and Peter Kraus Felise and Harold Leidner Michelle and Bill Lockhart Julie and Michael Lowenberg Joy and Ronald Mankoff Louisa and Jim Meyer

Includes Donations July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Judiann and Mark Meyer Twila and Ted Moore Kay Y. Moran Deborah Morgan-Stokes and Don Stokes National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas Section Neiman Marcus Charitable Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas Sarah and Lee Papert Presbyterian Women at PHPC Katherine and Eric Reeves David and Leigh Schaefers Leslie and Howard Schultz Betsey and Ken Slack Anne and Brien Smith Marian and Jack Spitzberg St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Priscilla R. Stern Memorial Fund Kathy and Marvin Stone Daphne and David Sydney Margaret and Leon Walker Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas Pat and Bob Warren Liz Williams Jennifer and Rich Wyatt Paula and Henry Zeitman

$500 and Up Suzanne and Ansel Aberly Billie and Dave Adams Wilson Aurbach Donna and Bill Baker Heather and Ray Balestri Cory and Scott Barnard Rev. Nicole Bates and Trey Angel Lester Baum Lou and Jon Bauman Ellen Bell Marguerite and Lee Berlin Millie and Allan Bradley Camille and Jim Brown Sharon Brown and Les Niemi Carol and Ed Burger Donna and Carey Carter Rita and Tom Chasser Amita Chhabra Joni and Bob Cohan Cheryl and Donald Coney Rosemary and Dave Curtis Diana Davis Adrienne and Dennis Drapkin The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Kathy and Greg Estell Patricia W. Fagadau Ruth Fitzgibbons and Brian McGauley Christine and James Frary Beverly and Don Freeman Jane and Ron Gard Mr. and Mrs. Tom W. and Lauryn Gayle White Read and Steve Gendler Lynne and Gil Glover Waldman Bros Harriet and Dennis Greaney Elaina and Gary Gross

Stephanie and Robert Haley Elizabeth Small and Stan Herrin Marilyn and Willie Hicks Ynette and Jim Hogue Judy and Dan Jacks Rusty and John Jaggers Chantel and Grant Johnson Winno and Ron Johnson Mimi and Steve Johnson Kelly and Steven Katzman Julie and Doug Kayem Cathy King Mr. and Mrs. James Koch Melora and Bill Leiser Mary Lois and Sloan Leonard Rose and Dr. William Lumry Sally and Ron Lutz Nancy Cain Marcus Bonnie Maria Martin and Karl Schmalz Patricia Massey Richard and Bobbi Massman Carol and Joe McEntee Keana and Morgan Meyer Joyce and Harvey Mitchell Mary Ann and Craig Moore Ruth Mutch Megan and Kevin Nicholson Dr. and Mrs. Jorge Ochoa Sharon and Craig Penfold, Chicago Title Susan and Jim Pleasant Cheryl Pollman Christy Riddle Nancy and Jim Rigby Catherine and Will Rose Judy and Bill Rowan Barbara and Gene Sanger Ashley Scarborough Beverly and John Scarborough Liz Seabury and Jon Morgan Betty and Steve Silverman Family Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Ellie and Thad Sims Elaine Sit and Douglas Draper Phyllis and Ron Steinhart Nancy Sullivan Texas LEARNS The Drake Bettner Foundation Emily and David Touchstone University Park United Methodist Church Maddy and Mark Unterberg Harianne and David Wallenstein Judy and Tony Watson Wedding Ring Class at UPUMC Danielle and David Weiner Lori White and Anthony Tillman Julie Whorton Donna Wilhelm Jeanne Young Pat Zilbermann

Thank You To Our Donors $100 and Up Anonymous Lisa and Karim Abuhamad Karla and George Acuff Aetna Foundation, Inc. Annette and Wayne Albrecht Julie and Mark Alexander Ashley and Marcus Allen Barbara Anderson Tiffany and Craig Armstrong Laura and Nate Asker Sitha and Krishna Babu Susan Bailey Flauren and Jason Bender Elaine Bernstein Susan Bier Cindy Blakley Star and Carl Boetticher Alyson and Matt Booth Cynthia and Jeff Bowen Janie and Don Bowles Heather and Alan Brackett Nancy Britton Mary Lee and Michael Broder Alan Brodsky Rebecca and Brad Brown Amy and David Brown Anne and Buster Brown Dalene and John Buhl Kristen and Steve Cairns Amy and Gary Capshaw Ray Chavez Nancy and Roy Cherryhomes Susan and Charles Chiasson Becky and Chris Christensen Chubb Insurance Company Karen Click Stacy and Bill Cobb Jr. Danielle Cocanougher Dasha and Matthew Cochran Carole Cohen Joyce and Charles Collie Stephen Cooley Anjie Coplin Anne and Richard Cree Bonnie and Roy Crook Roxana Cruz and Dr. David Little-Smith Tanya Cummings Marilyn and Phil Daily Ellen and Tom Dittman Mary and Neil Dorflinger Lynne and Bill DuBois Kathleen and Tom Dunn Sally Dunning Karen and Chris Ebling Christi and Jade Edwards Louise Eiseman Linda and John Engelhard Joyce and Michael Ernst Alina and Ruben Esquivel

Barbara Evans Jeanne and Sanford Fagadau Betty Farnsworth Marilyn and Ron Fiedelman Myra and Bert Fischel Lundy and Kevin Forbes David Foster Nora Franco Kathryn Frank Helen and Jerome Frank, Jr. Lynn and Gil Friedlander Kathryn and Chuck Fuquay Margaret and Chuck Gall Lisa and David Genecov Cindy and Vince George Basheer Ghorayeb Ashley Gill Carol and Don Glendenning Lisa and Neil Goldberg Tom Goranson June and Michael Graham Terry and Barry Greenberg Suzi and Jack Greenman Rosann and Richard Gutman Carol and Tim Hagen Susan and Al Hall Linda and Robert Hall Karen and Gary Hammer Joanne and John Hare Liz and John Harling Ann and Jim Harris Gloria and Richard Hart Janis Hefley and Larry Fontana Elizabeth and Jeff Helfrich Linda Heller Linda Helton and Harvey Mitchell III Joan and Darwin Hemer Roxane Holt and Oren Grossman Fran and Larry Honea Amanda Honeycutt Marcia and James Howard Linda and Guy Humphries Kathy Ingle Maria-Cristina and Jaime Jaramillo Chrissy and Clay Jenkins Selma and Bradley Johnson Jodie Johnson Kathy and Russell Jonas Carolyn and Lynn Jones Joanne Jones and Peter Lutken Caroline Jordan and Jennifer Wichmann JPMorgan Chase Foundation D.J. Kassanoff Carol and David Kent Windy and Mike Koehler Robin Kosberg and Mark Washofsky Patti and Bill Kramer Joan and Marvin Lane Kathi and Tom Lind Deborah Lockhart Ann and Jack Lubben

Liz and Bill Luthans Carrol Magee Ellen and Arnold Marks Margarita Martinez Sissy and Mike Massad Christina and Jadd Masso Donna and John Mayfield Koren and Jim McGinnis Mary Ruth McKenney Barb and Burns McKinney Judy and Cameron McMillen Julie and Ryan Mearns Tincy Miller Nancy Miller Irene Mitchell and Alan Brown Ruth Ann Montgomery S.D. Moore Sameera and John Murad Kelly Murray Paula and Charles Muth Kallie and Craig Myers Katherine Noll Cris Oliver Ginger and Ron Olson Gay and David Oxford Connie and Deane Parker Vance and Scott Pearson Elizabeth and Matt Perry-Miller Virginia and Fred Polley Arlene and James Pollin Potpourri Book Club PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation Janine and Charles Pulman Barbara and Stan Rabin Dylah and Dan Ray Dr. and Mrs. R.V. Rege Ben Retta Jean Richards and Keith Burgess Nancy Rivin and Jim Bishkin Debra Robbins and Larry Robins Linda Robins Kimberly and Jeff Rogers Sue Roman Jeanette Rose Neall Rose Sheri and Andrew Rosen Susan Soll and David Rosenberg Dr. Randall and Barbara Rosenblatt Jennifer Saggi Sandra and Bill Sanderson Jr. Richard Schaaf Brianna and Michael Schneider Dr. Cynthia Schneidler and Dr. James Brodsky Birgit and Marion Scott Toni and Joe Reed Jonna and Brian Seline Ann Simmons Lynne and Roland Simon Sister and Joel Steinberg

Includes Donations July 1, 2014 – June 30,2015 Helen and Frank Stevenson Toby Stone Carla and James Strauss Sharon and Bill Strother Tanvir Suri Julie and Cory Sutker Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt and Mr. Peter Bratt Nita Mae Tannebaum Terri Taylor and Greg Mider Texas Instruments Foundation Debbie and T.R. Tunnell Lisa Umholtz and Lee Kleinman Lindsay and Rene Valle Lynne and Carlos Vaz Fran and John Wallace Barbara Walton Kay and Peter Weeks Rae and Ron Weiss Gail Weltman Susannah West Westwood Management Company Jane Wetzel Elaine and Bud Whitney Emily and Joe Wielebinski Karen and Tom Wiese Annell and Kelly Williams Jan and Neile Wolfe Deborah K. Wright Cathy and David Zeek Shirley and Zoltan Zsohar

In-Kind Donors to VMLC ($100 and up) ABC Home and Commercial Services Accurate Signs Trey Angel III Apartment Association of Greater Dallas Beal Bank Behr Process Corporation Children’s Health Children’s Stewardship Council at NPPC Mildred Cox East Dallas Christian Church Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Half Price Books HB Fixit, Inc. Highland Park High School Intelligent Technology Solutions Kosmos Energy Miss Lisa’s Music Montessori New Beginnings Academy Sam Noble NorthPark Presbyterian Church PepsiCo Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Angela Pusateri Adam Tobin True Tax Service Vernon Mechanical Services, Inc. Vickery Meadow Improvement District Nila Webster

Donors to E. L. M. July 1 – December 31, 2014 $5,000 and Up East Dallas Christian Church Northridge Presbyterian Church Marian and Rob Richmond

$1,000 and Up Eileen and Mark Cason Kahn Educational Foundation Kathy Koons W.W. Barron Jr. Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas NorthPark Presbyterian Church St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

$100 and Up Michael Aguilar Julie and Mark Alexander Janie Autz Dee Ann and Carl Baggett Cory and Scott Barnard Amy and David Brown Ray Chavez Communities Foundation of Texas Dennis Delaune Kay and Frank Ellis Marisu Fenton Joanna and John Hampton Ginger and Ken Hartman Mary Louise and David Hopson Alecia and Ty Jackson Susan and Tim Jernigan Lee and Bryan Jones Sandy and Duncan Mackenzie Jan Mason Laura and Edward McHam Marcille and Robert McKelvy Sharon and Leroy Mielke Nancy Miller Deborah Morgan-Stokes and Don Stokes Akiko and Hiroo Nakahara Margaret and John Redus Margaret and Jim Self Marcia and Charlie Smith Helen and Frank Stevenson Nancy Sullivan Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt and Mr. Peter Bratt Colleen and Rob Taylor Martha and Max Wells

Every effort has been made to accurately include donations. If you have a question, or find a discrepancy, please contact Cathy King at 214.265.5057 ext. 106 or via e-mail

In Appreciation of VMLC’s Dedicated Volunteers Vickery Meadow Lisa Abuhamad Arend Adriaanse Marilyn Allen Anne Allred Leslie Baker Katelyn Ball Brandon Barrett Nicole Bates Colin Beales Leslie Beatty Betty Jo Bell Ellen Bell Susan Bier Dorothy Botnick Suzanne Bowden Nancy Britton Amy Brown Liz Bruni Carol Burger Tiara Burns Ann Campbell Leah Carey Rita Carroll Kathy Carson Carolyn Carter Donna Carter Becky Christensen Karen Click Danielle Cocanougher Jennifer Corcoran Lisa Cordova Bonnie Crook Tanya Cummings Rosemary Curtis Diana Davis Elizabeth Del Toro Debi Demuth Bill Dix Jean Dix Kathy Dohearty Ashley Dowell Adrienne Drapkin Lynne Dubois Christine Eastus Barbara Evans Kristl Evans Linenschmidt Nancy Fellman Myra Fischel Judith Fishman Rachel Forster Gordon Fox Kathryn Frank Analisa Franklin Vivian Garza Deb Gengler Alicia Gerte Carlene Ginsburg Lynn Goldstein Sophie Gregory Stephanie Haley Dianne Hart Amy Haub

Joan Hemer Lupita Hoffheiser Leslie Holmes Shelton Hopkins Marcia Howard Linda Humphries David Hundley Melissa Ivanoff Atiana Jackson Samantha Jackson Oren Jacobi Rosemary Janney Suki Jarzemsky Doris Jean Johnson Kathy Jonas Amy Jordan Heidi Judy Meghan Kajihara Virginia Kay Mary Keller Elizabeth Kirby Amy Knigge Michelle Ko Cinda Koch Cate Kordestani Mike Kratze Kateri Kugelmann Laurie Ledbetter Felise Leidner Dee Lenox Sue Lichten Jeanne Lloyd Deborah Lockhart Liz Luthans Davita Manley Ellen Marks Jo Martens Margarita Martinez Tom Matthews Ginger McCausey Denise McCoy Kevin McMahan Barry Mcneil Shelley Meyer Sharon Miller Monica Monk Stuart Montgomery Lindsay Morren Lynn Morrison Helen Mulherin Karla Munoz Alan Murray Betty Muse Barbara Neill Anna Nelson Sharon Noblin Mary Nunes Paul Orsak Natalie Owens Gay Oxford Dona Padanilam Carlos Palacios Connie Parker

Howard Parker Jodie Payton Vance Pearson Anna Peterson Averyl Pinto Beth Piwonka Cheryl Pollman Carol Poteet Christina Quach Diala Quashie Angela Rangel Zia Reeves Rich Robinson Susan Roby Sue Roman Maddy Rosenbaum Perla Rosenstock Steve Rossiter Judy Rowan Linda Rutherford Jennifer Saggi Cindy Samuelsen Bill Sanderson Verena Sandoval Sharada Sankaran Sarah Schulman Felicity Sentance Ann Shelton Bob Shelton Loren Carr Shelton Sabreen Sherbi Anne Silverman Steve Silverman Elizabeth Small Jessica Smith Jo-Nan Smith Lisa Smith Toby Stone Tanvir Suri Curtis Swinson Rhonda Tello Carol Teraoka Shari Tobin Deb Topolinsky Bri Turner Regitze Von Holck Marcia Walker Nancy Walker Fran Wallace Barbara Walton Chandra Washington David Weiner Nick Weisz Kerri West Julie Whorton Karen Wilson Kellie Wirsig Margaret Yeffeth Amanda York Barbara Zacny Jabeen Zaidi Paula Zeitman Blake Fisher


12 or more hours from July 2014 – June 2015

West Dallas Sara Ahr Amy Allen Anne Allred Joyce Ancell Ana Barrios Jon Bauman Bill Bell Susan Bier Jaquite Bishop Leti Bustamante Karen Caldwell Suzette Carona Amita Chhabra Audrey Cho Amanda Coleman La’Tonya Coleman-Hill Lisa Connop Andy Davis Judy Denton Kathleen Dunn Trigg Edwards Sara Embry Linda Engelhard Kathy Estell Hugh Ferguson Shannon Fernandez Stanley Fine Nora Franco Barbara Gibbons Sally Gossett Barrie Gravel Harriet Greaney Liz Greenman Suzi Greenman Caroline Greiner Molly Hardy Laurie Harris Janis Hefley Michelle Hernandez Jennifer Jacobs Gayle Johansen Tonya Johnson Dave Jones Joanne Jones Caroline Jordan

Melissa Lavigne David Little-Smith Nicole Livingston Margarita Martinez Crisselda Matherne Jeff Mead Aaron Metzger Lorraine Morlock Sameera Murad David Noblin Sharon Noblin Camille Owens Carol Pinker Matthew Plant Susan Pollan Arlene Pollin Deepak Rawat Nancy Rivin Warren Robbins Linda Robins David Rosenberg Helen Rosenberg Anna Salazar Gene Sauls Judy Schneider Sara Seaton Brian Seline Linda Sikes Ellen Small Susan Soll Marian Spitzberg Linda Steinberg Annette Sudhof Daphne Sydney Nita Mae Tannebaum Jessica Temperley Alicia Thomas Theresa Vara Marcia Walker Sam Wiegand Karen Wiese Marnie Wildenthal Margaret Williams Lori Wilson

Community Partners Admission Aid Bridge Breast Network Catholic Charities of Dallas Center for Survivors of Torture Community Dental Care DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transportation) Dallas Bar Association Dallas Children’s Theater Family Compass Greenhill School Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas International Rescue Committee Junior League of Dallas Literacy Coalition of Greater Dallas Methodist Hospital Northwood Women’s Club

On the Road Lending Parkland Hospital Prevent Blindness Texas SMU: Budd Center on Communities and Education SMU: School of Law – SMU Consumer Advocacy Clinic Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Community Partners Program Texas Woman’s University UTA Social Work Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (CARS) Vickery Meadow Coalition Action Team West Dallas Community Coalition

Elm-East Dallas Michael Aguilar Jackie Andrews Janie Autz Kay Aylesworth George Brashear Amy Brown Emily Caird Ray Chavez Kay Ellis Marisu Fenton Vince George Judy Garrett Rick Hawkins Marilyn Hearne Tim Jernigan Pam Jordan Virginia Kay Kathi Lind Christy Mayfield Laura McHam Hiro Nakahara Florence Quillin Roger Quillin Rob Richmond Erik Rinne Hart Robinson Joni Singer Mimi Smith Marcia Smith Cheri Stalcup Ehley Colleen Taylor Ellen Tye Denise Witt Jean Wood Norma Worrall Xavier Zhapau

Williams Preparatory Mary De Jesus Crystal Dixon Blake Fisher Kathryn Frank Katia Gomez Marcia Howard Marcia Howard Steven Leung Zen Livingston Shannon Marchese Alden Mileger Daisy Moncada-Monsivais Rachel Moton Soha Nassef Andrew Nguyen Liz Ramirez Asiel Sepulveda Ben VanMaane

Every effort has been made to accurately list volunteers. If you have a question, or find a discrepancy, please contact Leala Rosen at 214.265.5057 ext. 110 or via e-mail

Students Talk

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About Learning English at VMLC

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I feel comfortable speaking with my doctor and I can say many things without needing my son to help translate. My doctor says, “Wow! I can understand everything that you are saying.” I can speak with my pharmacy more confidently. Taking classes at VMLC has been an interesting experience because it allowed me to understand that there are other cultures around me, people coming from all over the world trying to learn English. Taking classes at VMLC helped me adapt to living in the United States. | | 214.265.5057 | 4144 N. Central Expressway #702 | Dallas 75204

VMLC 2014 15 Annual Report  

VMLC is changing lives through literacy

VMLC 2014 15 Annual Report  

VMLC is changing lives through literacy