The awesome power of a united spirit coming together in the form of dedication, consistency, and perseverance – this is what was celebrated on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Motherhouse in Brighton. The annual Celebration of Gratitude and Accomplishment honors the hard work of students and tutors who take part in educational opportunities of The Literacy Connection. TLC is a CSJ congregation ministry, which offers volunteer services to the immigrant community. ESOL, literacy, GED, and citizenship preparation – all are gains for the dozens of adults who participate regularly in The Literacy Connection’s programs. As each student received a Certificate of Achievement, many were surrounded by their families and tutor who helped them move forward in their education.