Ally Goes to Albany

Last Wednesday, many students and staff from community programs throughout New York City traveled to Albany. Albany is the capital of New York State, and it’s where many important decisions are made about giving money to programs like ours.

One University Settlement student who went talked to us about her experience. Her name is Juan Juan – her English name is Ally. Watch the video below:

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10 thoughts on “Ally Goes to Albany

  1. Lilyan Mei says:

    Ally, thank you for supporting our program and bringring our voice to Albany.

  2. Dwain Reeves says:

    It must be noted:

    Ally has been in the United States for a little under three years. She has been a student almost since her arrival in the United States. If it weren’t for University Settlement she wouldn’t have been able to afford to learn English in a structured enviroment. The same is true of all of her classmates. Her English has improved greatly because of the chance that she has had to go to school.

    We both thank University Settlement for this opportunity.

    Ally is my wife.

    Dwain Reeves

  3. cindy says:

    I really like the videos,I hope I can watch more!

    • yi juan lin says:

      Frist we thanks Ally delegate us go to the Albany made about giving money to program second,we want to thanks University Settlement give all students chance to study english.

  4. charlie says:

    I also attended the action last wednesday .I realized that was a really fun and exciting experience to me .If it didn’t offer this chance,i think i will never be the capitol of the state,and i rarely meet the senator or assemblyman of state to more understand about america’s politics.Although i can’t speak english well ,i just a listener ,but i still lerned a lot .So i encourage all of our classmate shouldn’t miss the chance like that next time .

  5. Lilyan Mei says:

    As a student, we should go to Albany to let them know what we want and how important English is for us. Thanks to all the students who went to Albany last Wednesday.

  6. Lucian says:

    I’m so proud of Ally and all the progress she’s been making every year! She’s setting a great example for her classmates by advocating against budget cuts. I’m so glad that she and our other students were able to voice what matters to them to elected officials up in Albany!

  7. Michael Zisser says:

    University Settlement is so proud that you went to Albany to argue for literacy programs. we need your support and commitment.


  8. Ally says:

    If I still have the chance next year, I’d like to do it again, I guarantee
    it will be much better.

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