Learning English is priority for many of the newcomers

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY–City of Poughkeepsie resident Lorena Perez came to her English as a second language class to help herself. “I need to keep reading and writing English be-cause it’s going to help me,” Perez said. She hopes to learn enough to earn her general equivalency diploma. As the Hispanic population in Dutchess County grows, the need for ESL classes increases. full story
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