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From Scrubbing Floors To Ivy League: Homeless Student To Go To Dream College | Lawndale , North Carolina | CNN

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — She was homeless at the start of the school year, abandoned by her drug-abusing parents. The teachers and others in town pitched in — donating clothes and providing medical and dental care. She got the janitorial job through a school workforce assistance program.

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Homeless, Abandoned Teen Bound For Harvard University | Lawndale , North Carolina | FOX 19 News

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — 18 year old Dawn Loggins has an amazing story to tell. She has been homeless, abandoned by her parents, and called a high school dropout. But she didn’t let those challenges stop her from living her dream of one day attending an Ivy League University. She was accepted to Harvard University. She said her motivation came from her experiences.

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College Students Spend Spring Break Helping Homeless | San Antonio , Texas | KSAT

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Fourteen co-eds in majors ranging from biology and criminal science to sociology and kinesiology are spending all week washing windows, folding laundry and picking up litter at the six-acre complex for the homeless that is operated by the city of San Antonio and SAMMinistries.

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Homeless Student Studies For A Better Future | Portland , Oregon | Oregon Public Broadcasting

PORTLAND, OREGON — As the economy struggles to recover, some people are looking to post-secondary education to improve their skills, and land a job. That strategy can be especially difficult for students who are homeless.

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Homeless Teen Who Lived In A Tree Finds New Home | ABC News

The teen who once spent two weeks living in a tree has a new home. George, 18, who found shelter in the branches of a tree in San Francisco in 2009, moved in with his grandparents in Washington state earlier this summer and plans to attend Whatcom Community College in the fall, the teen told “20/20″ this week. George reconnected with his grandparents last year and spent Christmas with them. It was a time, he said, of “a lot of shopping, love, arms around me.”

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Homeless High School Grad Returns To Brooklyn To Help Kids Like Himself Get To College | New York | New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Homeless high school grad Orayne Williams has returned to the city after his first year away at college – and he’s on a mission to help other street kids get an education. Williams, 19, was abandoned by his family and lived alone in city shelters, but managed to graduate with honors from Brooklyn’s Bedford Academy last year. After the Daily News published his inspirational story last June, readers opened their hearts and wallets – donating $15,000 and a full ride to Manhattanville College in Westchester. Now he’s launched an ambitious new charity to help other needy kids get into college. “If I can do it, they can do it,” said Williams.

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