ALLENTOWN, Pa. - First Lady Jill Biden stopped in Allentown Wednesday to visit a Head Start Center for children. Biden said she was bringing a message of hope to the Lehigh Valley.
The first lady chose to stop at the Learning Hub because 78% of the kids there are Latino, and she says she wanted to highlight the Hispanic community.
The kids at the Learning Hub gave a special performance for the first lady, a sight she says gives her hope in the future.
"I'm not going to stop now and nor is Joe. I want you to have faith, and that's what Joe always says, have faith," Jill Biden said, referring to her husband, President Joe Biden.
Jill Biden came not only to see all the wonderful things happening at the Hub, but to hear the heartfelt stories of the Latino leaders during Hispanic Heritage Month.
"We offer scholarships and I’m a big believer in education, I came from poverty," said Juan Martinez, of Martinez Hospitality.
The first lady said she was impressed by the spirit of the community and how much they give back.
She says she’s moved by what she heard and what the Latino community still needs in the Lehigh Valley. And as a teacher, she knows the key to success is education.
"And all of the stories I heard, they're all the same, whether they're business or educators...admirable that so many of you want to give back to your community!" she said.
The Latino leaders say the number-one issue facing their community is housing. Mrs. Biden assured them she will take that message back to her husband in Washington.
Gov. Tom Wolf and Rep. Susan Wild also attended the event.
"Really impressive to watch her interact with the Head Start class, it was fun to see her as a fellow mother and she was just great with the kids!" Wild said.