Sara Cacho’s Goal Is to Help Latino Students Succeed


Sara Cacho, Class of 2019, in the Wheelock Library
Sara Cacho, Class of 2019, in the Wheelock Library

I moved to Boston in 2009 from Honduras. As an immigrant student, I struggled to adjust to the school system in this new country. As a result of my rough transition, an admiration for the social work profession grew in my heart.

As a future social worker, I plan to help immigrant students and their parents with the transition to a new life. I chose Wheelock because I believe that the small community will help me grow and gain confidence to change the world. The classes are small and intimate, which gives students the opportunity to really explore what interests them.

One class I have really enjoyed is Latino Literature because the course focuses on issues Latinos face and the cause/effect of those issues. Also, the class covers a wide range of countries in Latin America so you learn about the struggles Latinos face. I can use the knowledge from this class, as well as several other classes to help propel me forward in my future career as a social worker.

After I graduate from Wheelock, I plan to help Latino students understand the importance of attending college and aid them during the college and scholarship application process.

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