Students Rising Above
The odds were stacked against her: family health problems, homelessness. But Bay Area teen Sabrina Avalos is finding a way to overcome — and thrive.
What had been a crisis turned into a liberating experience for Edward Nguyen.
Seventeen-year-old Olman Lopez is financially on his own. No welfare and no support from his parents. He’s been working at McDonald’s full time since he was 15.
This week’s Jefferson Award winner is a champion of students who are overcoming great obstacles. Gail Diserens volunteers behind the scenes. She helps students realize their dreams of graduating from college, so they can give back to their community.
One Richmond high school student with a near-perfect GPA manages to get his homework done despite having no home computer and 16 housemate.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Imani Evans has grown up watching diabetes devastate her mother, one complication at a time.