Sun Serial: A Mother’s Journey | Part 14 — The right turn on Pleasant?

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Editor’s note: Since September, Worcester Sun has chronicled the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Sun contributor Giselle Rivera-Flores as she explores ways to help her daughter and other Worcester families find affordable educational support and assistance. We used to describe her as an aspiring business owner; now, she’s an inspiring one, a full-fledged director of a Pleasant Street tutoring center that opened in late January. Her journey, though, is far from over.

The home of The Learning Hub at 253 Pleasant St.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

The home of The Learning Hub at 253 Pleasant St.

The Learning Hub has been a learning process.

Filled with twists, turns and hurdles it has been a rewarding opportunity to attempt to be one of the first tutoring services in Worcester to cater to the low-income community. The opportunity to reach out to students yearning to have the same playing field as their peers is now my mission.

From my own experiences I understand, though, that the concept of The Learning Hub has to evolve into not just tutoring students but also educating parents in their own battles to provide the best educational accommodations for their children in the public school systems.

With the middle of the academic school year approaching, The Hub hopes to drive additional students in for creative writing classes, paint labs and science experiments to keep the flow of education current through spring vacation, April 18 through April 22, but we are also planning to reach out to the parents.

Parents are the foundation of any child’s education.

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