Students Rising Above
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- Determined Richmond Student With 16 Housemates And No Home Computer Maintains Near-Perfect GPA One Richmond high school student with a near-perfect GPA manages to get his homework done despite having no home computer and 16 housemate.
- Hard-Working Oakland Teen On Path Toward College While Providing For His Family On Saturday mornings while most teenagers are sleeping in, Anthony Cornejo, is busy working at a small computer repair shop in Oakland. He also works Sundays at a flea market because his family needs the money. For Anthony, family is everything.
- Oakland High Schooler Learns Hard Work Ethic From Ailing Mother; Overcomes Odds On Way To College At 8:30AM on a Saturday morning, while most kids are still sleeping, Sharit Cardenas Lopez is busy helping her mom clean a client's home.
- Students Rising Above: Abraham Wordsworth OAKLAND (KPIX) -- In a small apartment on International Boulevard in East Oakland, Abraham Wordsworth works quietly on his homework. In the background, he can hear the small but clear voice of his grandmother singing prayers in her native language in...
- Cal Student Rising Above Supports Disabled Mom With Cisco Internship Growing up in East Palo Alto, Markel Moore says he’s had to work hard for everything -- like becoming the first in his family to go to college and earning the scholarships to pay for it.