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“We’ve invited the Rondalla Band from the We Are Centerville event to play throughout the evening and several Centerville families who have emigrated to the United States will be serving hot tea and coffee from their home countries,” LeMaster said. “For many cultures around the world, sharing a cup of tea is the starting place for any interaction. We hope this will be another opportunity for the community to come together and make connections.”
Community Relations Specialist Sarah Swan said the Heren Foundation USA donated $30,000 to Centerville Schools in support of the Connect Centerville initiative.
“We currently have 215 students who have been identified as English Language Learners, and their families speak more than 30 different languages,” Swan said. “The top four languages are Chinese, Arabic, a variety of Indian languages, and Spanish.”