Sarasota/Bradenton, FL — During the month of October, Goodwill Manasota will host a free, five-week long workshop on conversational and practical Spanish as part of the non-profit’s Good Neighbor Program. Workshop classes are open to the public and will be held every Tuesday, Oct 1 – 29, from 6 – 7:30pm at the Goodwill North Trail at Mecca Community Room.
Rosa Payson, a gifted, tri-lingual entrepreneur born and raised in Colombia, and Julissa Baez-Pavon, co-owner of a local Allstate Insurance Company and native of the Dominican Republic, will teach the classes. Each week, they will teach new vocabulary using a method designed to make the language easy for students to speak and comprehend.
Topics will include meeting and greeting phrases, restaurant and travel communication, and tips on how to improve communication with Spanish-speaking service providers and employees.
About Goodwill Manasota:
Goodwill Industries Manasota, Inc., is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit business that changes lives through the power of work. Goodwill Manasota assists people with disabilities and barriers to employment and provides services to more than 12,000 people throughout the region every year. As a pioneer in the reduce-reuse-recycle movement, Goodwill keeps more than 34 million pounds out of area landfills each year. The organization accomplishes its mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and through its Mission Development Services (MDS) throughout North America. For more than 30 years, Goodwill Manasota has provided much-needed opportunities to people through a variety of programs and initiatives, including Job Connection, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, the HomeBuyer’s Club, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program, the Ambassadors Program, and the American Veterans and Their Families Initiative. These programs are funded through the sale of donated goods, business partnerships and individual philanthropy. Tax-deductible donations to Goodwill Manasota can be made at www.ExperienceGoodwill.org.
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