The most recent U.S. Census figures for Grand Island estimate the 2011 total population to be 49,239. This makes Grand Island the third largest city in the state of Nebraska, hence it's long standing nickname: The Third City. In 2010, the population of "White persons" in Grand Island was at 80%, the population of "Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin" was 26.7%. There are two public school systems: Grand Island Public Schools ("more than 8,000 students"), and Northwest Public Schools (at 1745 total students as of September, 2012). Concerning the bigger of the two, GIPS, during the 2011-2012 school year, Hispanics comprised 46% of the total student population (White students accounted for 47%). Through hearsay, I am aware that the Hispanic population is only growing in Grand Island. Seems like a pretty good place to position a local Spanish language academy.
Grand Island happens to be mi ciudad natal... my hometown. I am looking forward to coming HOME! I graduated from Northwest High School, and taught Spanish at Grand Island Senior High for three years. So I truly feel I am both a Viking and and Islander! (Sorry Crusaders.) You can learn more about me here and I invite you to read student testimonials.
If you or your company would be interested in Spanish classes to help you survive (or even thrive), please contact Krista via email to discuss your needs. Our Fall 2013 schedule is now being organized! Possibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Spanish for banking professionals
- Spanish for Realtors
- Spanish for health care professionals
- Spanish for Missional preparation
- Spanish for restaurants
- Spanish for law enforcement
- Spanish for landlords
- Spanish for housekeeping
I'm looking forward to serving the Spanish language-learning needs of Grand Island!
Census information retrieved from: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/31/3119595.html