In mid-December 2015, the St. Vincent de Paul Centro Rendu program hosted a special graduation event at Kent Memorial Park in Kent. The 40 adult students received certifications of completion for their work.
According to Mirya Munõz-Roach, Director of Hispanic Outreach for SVdP of Seattle, King County, graduating is a significant accomplishment. Many Centro Rendu students came from dire poverty, attended classes after work hours, began learning how to read and made various personal sacrifices to be able to complete the course work and earn a certificate.
Here is a story from the Kent Reporter newspaper that covered the event: Kent Reporter Story on Centro Rendu Graduation