Kevin

Kevin

Kevin grew up in the Dominican Republic with his mom and siblings while his father worked in the U.S. As a child, he suffered from asthma and spent a lot of time in the hospital. Despite his physical challenges, he excelled in school and taught himself how to draw and...
Julio

Julio

Julio faced serious challenges in high school including the loss of his grandmother, forcing him to live alone. Julio needed to work full time in high school to support himself and had to give up on his goal of graduation. Now Julio is motivated by his own children’s...
Priscilla

Priscilla

Priscilla finished middle school in Hong Kong before emigrating to the United States in 1980. When she arrived in the U.S. she went right to work at a restaurant and then moved on to work at a local bank where for 13 years she worked in customer service and billing....
Yamileth

Yamileth

Born in Colombia and raised in Venezuela by a single mother, Yamileth was in her fourth year of college in Venezuela when a family tragedy brought her to the United States. Despite not knowing English, she worked hard for years running her late father’s convenience...