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Stories From Our 2020 Report

It Takes A Village

DALLAS — Ashley Walker, 36, is a working mother who has six children enrolled in free after-school programs. She sees how community after-school programs strengthen child development, support parents’ careers and lift families out of poverty. Read the Transcript
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Newcomers Navigating the Market

HOUSTON — Van Trinh, 25, emigrated from Saigon, Vietnam, and knows firsthand that navigating lengthy housing leases and apartment applications is difficult when there’s a language barrier. She works at a nonprofit helping immigrant and refugee families who face the same translation challenges that her family continues to face. Read the Transcript

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Medicina & Medicare

EL PASO – Maria Luisa Hernandez, 66, ha vivido en la frontera entre Texas y México confiando en remedios caseros y medicamentos mexicanos. Los gastos caros y papeleo extenso del seguro de salud estadounidense la desalentaba de tener cobertura hasta que se retiró por razones médicas y más tarde calificó para Medicare. Read the Transcript

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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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