Jesumene is a SCALE student who is full of passion. Hear her speak (and sing!) about her love of God and life.
Williams is a SCALE student from Brazil who recently started participating in Intercambios language exchange. He loves people and he loves life. Hear his story!
Maria is a SCALE student from Brazil who is working hard to improve her English. In her story, she expresses the struggles she experienced in moving to a country where she did not know the language, but above all, emphasizes the importance of respect, optimism, and hope!
Rachel works at the Somerville Arts Council, and can be found at SCALE weekly, participating in Intercambio language exchanges! Listen to the hilarious story she shared involving learning Spanish…and nearly killing someone!
A SCALE Student talks about the life improvements he has experienced since he moved to the United States two years ago. The most marked difference is that because he has been able to simultaneously earn money and be a student , he has been able to provide for himself and his family while continuing to pursue his education. Click Here to Listen
A SCALE student explains what she believes to be the fundamental features of good parenting: meeting a child’s basic nutritional needs, providing a quality education, and being a role model. Click Here to Listen
SCALE Student Marie discusses the changes she experienced when she emigrated from Haiti to the United States 15 years ago. Though this was a difficult transition, Marie claims that it opened up countless new opportunities and explains what these opportunities mean to her. Click Here to Listen
Michael, a SCALE student, talks about the life-changing advice his doctor gave him about his living habits and expresses his eternal gratitude – his doctor’s intervention drastically improved his life. Click Here to Listen
About Connect2Just talking…. the power of words. Oftentimes called storytelling. The oral tradition of storytelling was a social medium used to pass on many things from one person to another throughout history. Once upon a time storytelling was all we had to share our lives, traditions, knowledge, -- anything. Before modern technologies gave us the ability to email, text, tweet, and IM we gathered to tell stories. Connect 2 is about telling stories. It is reconnecting the spoken word to the person and learning anew the power of a person’s voice. Our archival and literacy storytelling project seeks to provide SCALE students and staff the unique opportunity to share and preserve their life stories and to voice their thoughts and opinions. Join us in listening to and celebrating the spoken word.