My name is Cristel Cardenas Mendoza. I came to this country in 2017. I decided to improve my English in 2018. I started to study at FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development Inc., where they helped to improve English. This year FOCUS gave me the opportunity to earn a Microsoft Word specialist certification. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and with the FOCUS team because they helped me achieve one of my goals. With their continuous assistance I will start Essex County College classes in Fall 2019.