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Is College for Me?

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Up until the 11th grade, school was a struggle. My parents abused me, which made it hard to concentrate, and they never helped or encouraged me in school. Then I went into care, missed a lot of school, and fell behind. Now I need to make a big decision: I’m 19 and only have two […]

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ASAP: Right on Time

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When I graduated high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do for a career. I decided to go to community college because New York state recently made community college tuition free for middle and low-income students through its Excelsior program (see link at bottom of story). But that only covers tuition, not […]

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Smaller Classes and Hands-on Learning Helped Me Find My Way

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Names have been changed. I’ve tried my best to not let anything interfere with school, but my life keeps twisting me away from it. I was born in Brooklyn, and then my mom moved us to Georgia. She had fallen in love with a guy who lived there and gotten pregnant. After my little sister […]

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Anonymous

No Job, No Home, No Green Card

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  “Do you know you’re an illegal immigrant?” I was 19 when my social worker asked me this question. Shocked and confused, I said, “What do you mean?” Throughout my life, I had heard about undocumented immigrants from TV and from friends and family. I didn’t realize I was one of them. “You’re not able […]

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