Louise Brunberg – Founder

Louise Brunberg, with children at School of Louise’s Dreams

Louise Brunberg is the Founder of the Right to Learn and School of Louise’s Dreams. Louise was born and raised in Connecticut. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1950. Her first job was as a social worker, working for the Division of Child Welfare in Torrington, Ct., where she wrote court cases of abused children who became state wards, as well as returning children to their families when improvement showed. Louise also had a case load of state wards whom she visited.

Louise eventually moved on to become a primary school teacher, which became her lifelong career. She spent time teachers abroad in England, Lebanon, and Italy. In 1979, Louise received her Masters degree in ESL (English as a 2nd Language) from Fairfield University, Fairfield, Ct.  The last job of her career was teaching ESL at Norwalk Community College. 

In 1993, Louise retired and accompanied the Norwalk Sister City to visit Nagarote, Nicaragua.  This was her first experience working in the developing world, and it made a strong impression on her. She began visiting Nagarote yearly, and in 1996 she established a soup kitchen in the house of one of the town’s residents. In 1999, the soup kitchen evolved into a small school, which continued to grow over the years. Today, School of Louise’s Dreams enrolls over 200 students from kindergarten to 4th grade.

When she is not dedicating her time with the families and children of Nagarote, Louise Brunberg resides in Venice, Florida.