|Alderman Gail Simpson - Keynote Speaker|
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Congratulations to fifty graduates on November 30, 2014 from Springfield and Beardstown, Illinois!
Afatsawo, Teko B,== Akpoto, Fidele == Ameganvi, Yao == Ameganvi, K Peter-Orsy ==
Amouzou, Kodjo == Atikla, Afiwa, Bangala
Mafuta, Hortense == Bedzra, Kossi == Bell, Rachel == Bopaka, Maurice == Brown, Kianna == Brown, Kermith Tony == Bunch, Leslie
== Bataguinte, Dibada
Kphidra == Denson, Victoria == Dieme, Roger ==
Donhisson, Epiphany == Dope, Edi De Souza Ovidio == Dzidzonu, Abra ==
Guiyesoi, Toana == Harris, Erin == Hazley, Dominique == Hodabalo, Claude
Awizoba == Jackson, Ticiea == Kalidou, Sy == Kamanda, James == Kodjo,
Avosse == Kondi, Rebeca ==
Kossi, Tome == Kouevidjin, Kanle == Lawani, Fawaz == Ldemda, Mathlene
Lokombo, Corneille Bonkolongo == Mahini, Tomvereo == Malonga, Vital ==
Wa Anani == Npembe, Clara == Nsampu, Jeanne == Omalanga, Benjamin ==
Peoples, Delvon == Poko, Glody K, Powell,
Cordell == Powell, Samara == Ross, Tequila == Thioune, Abdoulaye ==
Toto, Bobwa == Watkins, Deana == Williams, Angela == Williams,
Shirley == Zola, Maglioire
Sunday, July 13, 2014
|Front Row Graduates (from left) Mr. Dona Nshimba, Mr. Willy Koman, Mr. Francois Mpetshi, Mr. Abel Hountondji, and Mr. Jacques Mampuya|
=========================================================================Beardstown, Illinois graduates participated in fifteen weekly sessions of high school and English for All training, receiving the high school diploma and English for All certificate.
taking a class break. She interviewed "...I learned the English language, Science and Math...I like my teachers because you learn good English and Math..my plans are to learn more, get a good job, and have more money."
Exit interview from Mr. Giscard Boholu
Exit interview from Ms. Nene Dieng
|Mr. Alois Ilunga|
|Mr. Jules Bayelanga|
|Mr. Christian Kabamba|
|Mr. Constantin Kalonda|
|Mr. Khadim Dieng|
|Mr. Willy Koman|
|Mr. Comlan Kougbahoue|
|Ms. Abla Kpadonois|
|Mr. Ganiou Lawani|
|Ms. Mamisa Lokino|
|Ms. Claudia Mabende|
|Mr. Jonathan Makusa|
|Mr. Mamadou Guysse|
|Mr. Jacques Mampuya|
|Mr. Saint --Nonnat DiVaress|
|Mr. Simon Mbinga|
|Ms. Gisele Asusa|
|Ms. Souzy Ndudi|
|Ms. Nene Dieng|
|Ms. Mame Ngom|
|Mr. Dona Ngoyi Nshimba|
|Mr. Toussaint Nkeheme|
|Mr. Francis Tuzola|
|Mr. Cedric Sina|
|Ms. Akofa Kassan|
|Graduate Ms. Ebony Grice receiving her high school diploma.|
Ms. Samantha Brown (on the left) interviewed " …I learned that school is important. I highly encourage people to stay in school to get it right the first time…my plans for 2014 are to get back in school. I want to use my high school diploma to study Child Development. I want to be a kindergarten teacher. I also want to attend a university to get my degree, so that I can start a better future for myself and my two babies…"
Ms. Sade Burnes interviewed"…I learned about staying focused and not giving up…to really make a change for the better…my plans for next year are to continue on to Cosmetology School. It will help me not get let down because I did not have my transcripts or diploma to show."
Mr. Daronn Commer (blue hat) interviewed "...school can be fun and I can do it...the teachers helped us so much...I plan on owning me a house and setting up to open my own place...I can go to college now for what I want and that is working on cars."
Mr. Tobby Brunk (standing, left) interviewed "…I have learned to be more focused and to complete my studies for the diploma. …my plans for next year are to be in college. Receiving my high school diploma will immensely help me with my plans to get into college.…
Mr. Lamond Grice (standing, right) interviewed "...I learned more algebra in the sessions...Mr. Michael and Ms. Jennifer are always refreshing your memory...my plans for next year are to enroll in college for a good career in technology.
Ms Teela Dickerson (on the left) interviewed "...I learned from attending the sessions...the meanings and spellings of words...really the understanding of everything we did as an actual class...my plans for 2014-15 are to get enrolled in some CNA or LPN classes and also start putting in applications for employment..."
Ms. Aisha Rocquemore (center) interviewed "...there are people out here that care about you and your future. My classes at The J-M Institute were what I needed to take my first step...my plans for 2014-15 are to attend an online university...I feel like no one can stop me from reaching my goals...I would love to show my children that no matter what the world throws at you, that you can always make it.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
|Mr. Kevin Frazier|
Kevin Frazier interviewed "…I have actually learned a lot for starters. I learned about the insides of a human body and what’s good and bad for it. I like how the teachers take their time and teach the lessons one by one…my plans for 2014 are to go to Lincoln Christian University or McMurray College…
|Ms. Emily Landry|
|Ms Khadijah Trotter - the graduate|
|Ms. Khadijah Trotter - before|
|Dr. Jennifer, Ms. Jessica Martin, Dr. Michael|
…I have wonderful teachers that are helping me with my high schooling and to get me to a better place in life... my plans for 2014 are to go to college because I can be a better person in life. I can get all types of degrees in my house so that I can show my grandmother that I can do things on my own…
|Ms. Pauline Martin|
Pauline Martin interviewed…I have learned a lot since I have been with J-M I…my plans for 2014 are to become a teacher’s assistant, to go to college in Springfield…
|Ms. Quinisha Commer|
Quinisha Commer interviewed…I have learned that anything is possible.
We can achieve anything we want to achieve.
It is up to us.
I liked that Dr. Michael and Dr. Jennifer worked with us and made us feel comfortable…
My plans for 2014 are to have my diploma
and find a college, so I can start nursing school…