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Grit and hope : a year with five Latino students and the program that helped them aim for college

Author: Barbara Davenport
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Grit and Hope tells the story of five inner-city Hispanic students who start their college applications in the midst of the country's worst recession and of Reality Changers, the program that aims to help them become the first in their families to go college. This year they must keep up their grades in AP courses, write compelling essays for their applications, and find scholarships to fund their dreams. One lives  Read more...
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Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davenport, Barbara, 1945-
Grit and hope.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016006126
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Davenport
ISBN: 9780520960077 0520960076
OCLC Number: 939277835
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Across the water --
Senior academy --
Looking for a home --
Inventing Reality Changers --
Dangerous enough --
Uphill --
Doing RC : how it works --
Breaking faith, breaking free --
A great small organization --
Undocumented --
Three-day --
Essay crunch --
Santiago Milagro and the four-year plan --
Walking on water --
Reset --
The guy inside --
Rocks on her legs --
Stars and projects and everyone else --
Going the distance with Eduardo --
The guy outside --
Getting in --
The costs of their dreams --
Reckonings --
Scholarship banquet --
The evolution of Reality Changers.
Responsibility: Barbara Davenport.

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Tells the story of five inner-city Hispanic students who start their college applications in the midst of the country's worst recession and of Reality Changers, the program that aims to help them  Read more...

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