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school, it was discovered that I
had a hearing impairment. My
difficulty understanding and gain-
ing academic success was a chal-
lenge. I knew I could empathize
with others facing similar chal-
lenges.” When he told this story
he was offered several opportuni-
ties and honed in on an agency’s
work with recent refugees to
Cuyahoga County. “I called upon
my experiences and life struggles
and sought out ways to make the
academic and assimilation pro-
cess interesting to new members
of our community.”
Elva Fosh, a mother of 4,
Grandmother of 9 and Great
Grandmother of 2 had the feel-
ing to do more for herself and the
community. She turned to Greater
Cleveland Volunteers and instant-
ly knew tutoring would fill that
Elva Fosh,Volunteer
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