Daniel Adler, Educator

March 30, 2016

BLog_Daniel“VITA [Volunteer Income Tax Assistance] is a win-win-win for everybody. My students learn how to do taxes, the community gets free assistance and I love doing it. The students see lots of single moms, immigrants, low-income residents and are pretty intimidated the first time, but their confidence grows. They say it was the best thing they did in high school.

I didn’t always want to be a teacher. I wasn’t a stellar student. But there were a few teachers who helped me out, who saved me from the brink. Education really is rocket science. It’s complicated. Many teachers are afraid to fail, but I actually think you earn points when you fail in front of your students.

Education is getting kids to think, to get their own answers. And if you get your kids involved in the community, they’ll spend the rest of their lives giving back to the community.”

Daniel Adler is one of our 30 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles County – everyday people doing extraordinary things. Read our other Unsung Heroes’ stories at calfund.org/laheroes and share your hero on social media using #LAheroes

One Response
  1. Danielle Breton says:

    Hello Dan
    Perhaps it’s not the good time or the good way to write to you but in three days we are going to California to visit our daughter in Fresno, where she’s studies for six mounths. On sunday night we’ll meet her in San francisco where will stay 5 days and after we go to Monterey by the cost road. We stay in pablo…and go back to Fresno on monday morning because Audrey must go to universitie at 13 o’clock. We stay there to saturday. Of course we will go to Yesomite Parck and somewhere else…
    I hope you feel good and every thing is all right in your life I known that it’s going to be hard to meet us but I’m really happy to give to the Pacific a little stone of the Channel.
    Be happy! and see you perhaps in 30 years.
    Danielle from France

    i remenber that you have tell me

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