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Growth of Oakland’s Guatemalan community sparks interest in Mam

In Oakland, Calif., there's a growing number of Guatemalan migrants and asylum seekers. Some speak an Indigenous language — Mam. One class offered at a community college helps English and Spanish speakers learn the language.

Growth of Oakland’s Guatemalan community sparks interest in Mam
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Newcomer students face daunting obstacles to graduate. This California high school makes it possible.

Newcomer students face daunting obstacles to graduate. This California high school makes it possible.
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In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages — and learn acceptance

In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages — and learn acceptance
Two men in smile in posed photo in front of small market

A Muslim immigrant and a Christian pastor find common ground — and try to connect with their Latino neighbors too

A Muslim immigrant and a Christian pastor find common ground — and try to connect with their Latino neighbors too