SoCal high school students who live in public housing and heading to college are honored (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

Date Published: 
June 28th, 2019

From ABC7 Los Angeles:

Forty-six high school seniors and their families Thursday celebrated achievements many will never understand. All of the students live in Section 8 or public housing developments, and all of them are going to college.

"At first, I wanted to go to UCLA, UC Berkeley, and then I discovered the Ivy Leagues. They became my dream, a dream I thought I couldn't achieve until I actually got the letters," said Yale-bound student Roxanna Andrade.

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is giving scholarship money to their brightest tenants through the Kids Progress Inc. Scholarship Fund -- tenants like Roxanna Andrade of Boyle Heights, who will attend Yale University in the fall.

"I would not be able to go to college without all these grants and scholarships, so gratitude is what I feel the most towards these people," she said.

Read ABC7 Los Angeles's article " SoCal high school students who live in public housing and heading to college are honored," featuring the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

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