Yarborough Applegate Supports Stall High School’s ESOL Program
Early this week, Claudia Newbern, assistant principal at North Charleston’s R.B. Stall High School, stopped by the office to present William Applegate with a plaque in appreciation of the firm’s $7,500 donation to its English as a Second Language (ESOL) program. Just about 30% of Stall students are in the ESOL program, and Yarborough Applegate’s gift will support a handful of important initiatives ranging from sending students on field trips to publishing a book of their short stories. Most recently, the gift from Yarborough Applegate provided funds for 50 new English-to-Spanish dictionaries to further aid ESOL teachers in the classroom.
William Applegate, a fluent Spanish speaker, often works in Hispanic communities throughout Charleston and is thrilled to better support the clients he serves, saying: “Para nosotros, es muy importante ayudar a la comunidad hispano en luchar para sus derechos porque creemos que son integral de nuestro estado y pais en todo. Nuestras clients latinos ha puesto mucho confianza en nosotros y queremos devolver a la comunidad algo a cambio por eso.”