Shalimar Encarnacion

March 12, 2015

Shalimar has applied to the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) on behalf of her two children, Angelica and Miguel.  Angelica is a cancer survivor whose cognitive abilities are still adversely affected by the extensive chemotherapy she underwent.  Miguel has ADHD and is often isolated by his current public school teacher as a means of discipline rather than redirected and given positive reinforcement.  Both of Shalimar’s children need smaller class sizes and more individual attention—something that Shalimar believes she has found in a nearby Christian school.  Unfortunately, Shalimar and her husband cannot afford the tuition absent financial assistance of the sort that NEO plans to provide to families like the Encarnacions.