Join us in congratulating Asylum Program Participant, Norma*, on her recent graduation from Master Barber School! Norma and her family have shown amazing perseverance, determination, and resiliency in achieving this important milestone. Supporting her on this journey has been her incredible ABQ FaithWorks Family Liaison volunteer Ann Ziegler. For over two years, Ann has assisted Norma by providing one-on-one ESL classes (over Zoom during Covid); by dropping off library books, ABQ FaithWorks food boxes, and carefully-selected recipes (part of a Nutrition Program that Ann valiantly organized); and by celebrating birthdays, work permits, and now graduation!
This accomplishment displays what is possible when we partner inspirational and hard-working asylum-seekers like Norma with dedicated and creative ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative volunteers like Ann. Together we are learning, serving, advocating for, and cheering on our new neighbors like Norma. We wish Norma all the best in her new career!
*Please note that we changed the participant’s name for confidentiality reasons.