Emily Hanford, APM Reports
For Katy Sorto, college seemed like the pathway to a better life. But she had no idea how hard it would be.
In 2008, APM Reports documented Sorto's first year as a first-generation student at a community college in Maryland. She faced long odds. More than a third of community college students quit by the end of their first year. Fast forward to 2018. APM Reports contacted Sorto to find out how she fared. This is her story.