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About Wings of Spring

Wings of Spring: A Celebration of Literacy has raised nearly $3 million to provide free education and life-skills programs to thousands of immigrant and refugee families across Dallas. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, April 26th at AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Square. Named Dallas' Best Outdoor Venue by the Dallas Observer, we are so excited to use this beautiful venue for our outdoor celebration. 
 
In recognition of their long-time support of Literacy Achieves, we are delighted to announce Ruben and Alina Esquivel will serve as Honorary Chairs for this year's event. Ruben is Vice President for Community and Corporate Relations of UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Alina is a licensed professional counselor. Ruben and Alina immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba and have paved the way for many immigrants who arrive in our community every year. 
 
We are also deeply honored to present the 2022 Marnie Wildenthal Literacy Legacy Award to Rabbi Nancy Kasten. Nancy serves as Chief Relationship Officer for Faith Commons, a Dallas-based organization that encourages people of all faiths to express their values in the public square for the common good. For more than 30 years, Nancy has worked as an educator, volunteer, and activist, to create spaces where all are welcome. 
 
The annual Wings of Spring gala is a significant source of support for Literacy Achieves. We greatly appreciate your partnership in this life-changing work. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of our students, their families, and the greater community. 
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