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I always thought of myself one of the lucky ones. Luck, it seemed, was the sole determinant for who made it out of my neighborhood. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1980s, it seemed that violence and poverty were all around me; but still, I got out – one of the lucky ones.
The growing number of young people who do not have access to modern learning opportunites continues to grow and greatly affect our local communities.