Gamela Mikhaeil

Families for Literacy Translator, New City Kids: Jersey City

Gamela is a graduate from Assuit University from Egypt and later became a social studies teacher. 13 years ago Gamela and her family decided to migrate to the United States where she received ESL classes to learn English, and after learning the language she went on to complete her degree and received certificates in early childhood development in Starting Points and Rutgers University. For the last 7 years while her children have greatly benefited from New City Kids, Gamela has been used informally to connect Arabic speaking families with After School Center staff. Gamela is excited to use her experiences more formally within her community and to be the voice of the voiceless Arabic speaking families.