Cultural Heritage Day
Last week, The Notre Dame Education Center on Old Colony Ave opened its doors to students and their families during the annual “Cultural Heritage Day”. Since 1992, The Notre Dame Education Center (founded by the Sister’s of Notre Dame) has been a “place of hope” for low income and immigrant adults and youth who seek to initiate or complete their education by learning English or earning a high school credential.
The Center’s goal has been to provide adult learners with the tools: to succeed in school, to compete in the job market, and to achieve financial independence.
Cultural Heritage Day at NDEC provides students the opportunity to celebrate their various cultures and traditions as well as give teachers a glimpse into the unique cultural background of each student. During the event, the students prepared performances ranging from song and dance, to speaking about their country of origin. For many students who came to NDEC knowing little English, this event marks a significant milestone in their journey as learners. These students, through education, all have high hopes and aspirations to better themselves as individuals, as well as members of the community.
To learn more about The Notre Dame Education Center visit http://ndecboston.org/