Our Stories: Gloribel, Scholar (2013)

Gloribel high school graduationGloribel, an immigrant from El Salvador, maintained a 3.8 GPA and won a statewide speech competition while taking care of her two younger siblings and working 30 hours a week cleaning houses and waitressing. The first in her family to complete high school, she is attending George Mason University and hopes to become an immigration lawyer.

Update: Gloribel is now working as a legal assistant at the Law Office of Zahedi in Vienna, Virginia.


Esperanza truly knows and understands the struggles and sacrifices immigrant students go through in order to achieve their dreams. It has been a blessing having so much support from Esperanza a long my journey, Esperanza inspired me to pursue my dreams with hard work and dedication. I truly appreciate and value everything Esperanza has done for me. I really look forward to the day I can do the same for others.