Learning While Homeless
Carolyn Jones and Daniel J. Willis, The Atlantic
Central Coast Future Leaders is a nonprofit in California that helps homeless and immigrant students get to college. Students learn about college admissions, financial aid, and choosing a career, and tour nearby college campuses. For many students, college dorms are the first place they’ve slept in their own bed, and the most stable, quiet living quarters they’ve experienced, says Patricia Solorio, the former Future Leaders executive director.