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Stories From Our 2020 Report

Making College a Reality

EL PASO — Elizabeth Cruz, 43, works as a custodian and her daughter Victoria Cruz, 13, is a middle-school student. Through participating in a two-generational program, Con Mi MADRE, they now know that attending college is a potential reality for both of them — not just a dream. Read the Transcript
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Teaching the Teachers

AUSTIN — Dawn Leach has devoted decades toward teaching the next generation of child care providers at Austin Community College. She knows the growing challenges child care providers face, and how access to adequate, affordable child care factors into students’ academic success and workforce opportunities. Read the Transcript

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Building a Legacy

FORT WORTH — Patrevia Moore, 32, and her daughters relied on federal housing subsidies for eight years. Financial literacy programs helped her save money and receive matching funds for a down payment toward owning a home. Read the Transcript

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Healthy Women & Families

TYLER — Francesca Williams, 30, struggles with health insurance costs. Medicaid covered her during pregnancy and 30 days postpartum. Professional opportunities are limited in her rural community as she works towards a nursing degree. Having the Nurse Family Partnership continue to provide medical information and motivation is a big help. Read the Transcript

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