A love of reading or a desire to work with someone from a different culture could both lead students toward the same work: improving literacy. Students can read with children through programs such as SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) , or help provide access to books at the Forest Grove City Library. With community partners like Bienestar students can work with children, as well as adults learning English or how to use a computer. This kind of service often entails intercultural communication or working with newcomers to the United States.
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