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Kevin’s story: from inmate to entrepreneur

Kevin was a chronic substance abuser and while in prison for drug distribution, he enrolled in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) and got his life on track.

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Logan’s story: homeless at 19

After aging out of the foster care system, Logan was living alone and in his car. Now thanks to CASA, he has a home, a family, and a future.

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Dallas leads the outdoor classroom movement with REAL School Gardens

Elementary school teacher Ms. Ontiveros says that programs like REAL School Gardens are changing her students’ perception of learning.

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Natasha’s story: first-time business owner

As a single mother of two, Natasha dreamed of being able to provide for her family as an entrepreneur. She is now a business owner and changed her financial future forever. See how United Way helped her reach her goal.

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Katherine’s story: hometown hero pays it forward

Every day this summer, Katherine will visit low-income housing areas, where she hands out nutritious meals and snacks and plays games with more than 100 kids.

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