Maria Bordallo, Interview by Marina López 21 April, 2012

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Title:
Maria Bordallo, Interview by Marina López 21 April, 2012
Interviewer:
López, Marina
Interviewee:
Bordallo, Maria
Date:
2012-04-21
Description:
In the second part of her interview, Bordallo recalls how her life changed after her family settled on Johns Island and explains how the island's Latino community has grown in recent years. Bordallo explains that their family has always valued education very highly, and, for that reason, she and her husband did not hesitate to invest their efforts in sending their children to private Catholic schools, first to Nativity and later to Bishop England. Bordallo is also proud of having paid for her children’s college education costs, and is happy to say they are now independent adults, giving her the opportunity to pursue her own projects, study, and travel. Bordallo works as a young children's teacher at Rural Mission, is a student at Trident Technical College, and remains an active member of Holy Spirit Parish on Johns Island. En esta segunda parte de la entrevista, Bordallo recuerda como cambió su vida después que su familia se estableció en Johns Island y describe cómo la comunidad latina de la isla ha crecido en los últimos años. Bordallo explica que la educación siempre ha sido un valor muy importante para su familia y que, por esa razón, ella y su esposo no dudaron en invertir sus esfuerzos para que sus hijos fueran a escuelas privadas católicas, primero a Nativity y más tarde a Bishop England. Bordallo se enorgullece también de haber pagado por los estudios universitarios de sus hijos y tener la capacidad, ahora que ellos son adultos independientes, de abocarse a sus propios proyectos, estudiar y viajar. Bordallo trabaja como maestra de niños pequeños en Rural Mission, estudia en Trident Tech y es miembro activo de la parroquia Holy Spirit en Johns Island.
Collection:
The Citadel Oral History Program
Contributing Institution:
The Citadel Archives & Museum
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Topical Subject:
Latin Americans--Southern States, Hispanic Americans--Southern States, Foreign workers, Latin American--Southern States, Community leadership
Geographic Subject:
Johns Island (S.C.)
Language:
Spanish
Series:
Las Voces del Lowcountry
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
audio/mpeg
Copyright Status Statement:
Copyright © The Citadel Archives & Museum.
Access Information:
For more information contact The Citadel Archives & Museum, Charleston, SC, 29409.