They’ll be eating cake at the celebration, no doubt. But unlike many other graduates, the students who were to meet tonight at Holabird Academy in southeast Baltimore have a lot more on their minds than a party and the next step in their school careers.
Photos taken by Terra Hiltner
As they mark the completion of a first-rung English class, the Spanish-speaking adults, many of them parents of children at the Baltimore city public school, will be thinking about better jobs and being a voice for their community.
“I want to keep motivating the parents to wake up,” said Helen Cruz in Spanish, her words translated by community organizer Jennifer McDowell.