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The Resource Grit and hope : a year with five Latino students and the program that helped them aim for college, Barbara Davenport

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

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Grit and hope : a year with five Latino students and the program that helped them aim for college
Title
Grit and hope
Title remainder
a year with five Latino students and the program that helped them aim for college
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Davenport
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 in a garage and struggles to get enough to eat. Two are academic standouts, but are undocumented, ineligible for state and federal financial assistance. One tries to keep his balance as his mother gets a life-threatening diagnosis; another bonds with her sister when their parents are sidelined by substance abuse. The book also follows Christopher Yanov, the program's youthful, charismatic founder in a year that's as critical for Reality Changers' future as it is for the seniors. Yanov wants to grow Reality Changers into national visibility. He's doubled the program's size, and hired new employees, but he hasn't anticipated that growing means he'll have to surrender some control, and trust his new staff. It's the story of a highly successful, yet flawed organization that must change in order to grow. Told with deep affection and without sentimentality, the students stories show that although poverty and cultural deprivation seriously complicate youths' efforts to launch into young adulthood, the support of a strong program makes a critical difference"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Davenport, Barbara
Dewey number
371.829/680794985
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2688.S25
LC item number
D38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reality Changers (Program)
  • Hispanic American high school students
  • College applications
  • EDUCATION
Label
Grit and hope : a year with five Latino students and the program that helped them aim for college, Barbara Davenport
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1794996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780520284449
Lccn
2016006126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520284449
  • (OCoLC)930257363
Label
Grit and hope : a year with five Latino students and the program that helped them aim for college, Barbara Davenport
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1794996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780520284449
Lccn
2016006126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520284449
  • (OCoLC)930257363

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