Women Aware honored Carol Kelzer, ASLW with an award as a Woman Striving to Improve Quality of Life. Women Aware is a United Way partner agency in Sioux City, Iowa.
This award recognized her work at Mary Treglia Community House where she teaches Citizenship and Preschool (over 10 years). As a preschool teacher she prepared her students, who had almost no English skills when they started, to be ready for kindergarten. As the Citizenship teacher Carol prepared aspiring Americans for the naturalization exam and interview and prepared them to be United State citizens.
She advocates for understanding and inclusivity for all, serving as a bridge between cultures working to help newcomers understand American life, language, culture, and opportunities.