Children's Spanish Biliteracy
A weekly class where students ages 4-14 learn to read and write in Spanish so that they can perform better academically, pursue higher education, and ultimately be better positioned for desirable jobs that seek bilingual employees. The program also seeks to foster an appreciation of Latino heritage, raise self esteem, and build strong, future Latino leaders and advocates.
Eva María Torres Herrera has been the director of the program since 2016. A Mexico native, she has strong ties to the local community and trains the Spanish language teachers who provide interactive bilingual enrichment activities for the children.
Classes are held at The Leesburg Apartments, an income-restricted apartment complex which is a short walk from many of the students’ residences. The facility is maintained by the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and provided at no cost by the property management as a community service.