Berkshire Magazine. Miguel Silva, director of tutoring at Literacy Network of South Berkshire, came to the Berkshires from Colombia at ten years old. Understanding the challenges faced by immigrants and wanting to help, he joined LitNet in 2021 as learner liaison, the first line of contact for many Berkshire immigrants. “Miguel has exhibited personal and professional growth,” says LitNet Executive Director Leigh Doherty. “He onboards learners and tutors, and manages all tutoring matches, up to 200 at a time.” He also brings considerable skills to the soccer community, both as a player (Berkshire County Hall of Famer 2014) and coach for the girls’ varsity team at Monument Mountain. Go, Spartans!