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Deserted By Parents, She Went From Homeless To Harvard | Today Show MSNBC

Dawn Loggins endured her family being evicted from their home many times. When the electric bill didn’t get paid, she studied by candlelight; when her parents lost their jobs, she subsisted on noodles.

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Homeless Family’s Story Inspires Teachers To Raise Money | Glen Burnie , Maryland | ABC 2 News Baltimore Maryland

GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND — At any school at the end of any day, the parking lot stages a finely choreographed dance of cars and moms and heading home, but for Demarco, Shaheem and Tyrone their journey home is a complicated two-step.

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Normandy High Senior Overcomes Hardships To Land Slot In Ivy League School | Wellston , Missouri | STLToday.com

WELLSTON, MISSOURI — She’s spent much of her childhood in and out of homeless shelters. She’s attended more schools than she can easily keep track of — most of them struggling urban schools where disruptions and low expectations are the norm.

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Homeless Student Graduates | Atlanta , Georgia | WLTZ 38 NBC News

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — An Atlanta high school graduate is thanking his teachers and friends for helping him get through school. He’s been homeless for the past years but now has a bright future ahead.

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Homeless In Spokane: One Woman’s Story Of Hope And Survival | Spokane , Washington | KHQ 06 NBC News

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — “People think we’re here because we’re not trying, or we’ve blown all our money,” she said. “Everybody’s scared to come here thinking that people will look down on them. But once you get here, it means you want help to pick yourself back up.”

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Homeless Youths See Dreams On A Broadway Stage | New York | New York Times

NEW YORK — “I was this little black girl growing up in Brooklyn dreaming about singing on a world stage,” Ms. Jenkins said. “I was lucky enough to have parents who helped nurture that dream.”

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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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Hart: Preschool Proves Itself To Homeless Mom | Houston , Texas | Chron.com

HOUSTON, TEXAS — “”I brag to everybody about House of Tiny Treasures. My youngest is now in pre-K and she’s already reading,” Hay boasted. “My twins are in first grade and reading at an advanced level. I really directly attribute that to House of Tiny Treasures.” As I wrote on Friday, the Tiny Treasures program is one of many outreach efforts operated by SEARCH Homeless Services under the direction of its CEO, Thao Costis.”

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Homeless Dad’s Message Of Hope: ‘Never Give Up’ | Long Island , New York | TODAY

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK — “My parents, they always said, “Keep your head up. If you look down and you just mope, nothing’s gonna come out of it.’ And I always took that to heart. And I just kept a positive mentality.”

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Homeless Brevard Vet Finds Way To Get Life Back On Track | Cocoa, Florida | Florida Today

COCOA, FLORIDA — Phil Campbell, a former Marine, was homeless. With help from the National Veteran’s Homeless Support, he now has an apartment, a car, a job and is attending BCC. He works at the Chevron store on US 1 just south of the Beachline.

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