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News - December 7, 2018

From almost dropouts to career seekers

Live in Peace programs help at-risk students enter college, find training for high-paying jobs

by Sue Dremann

Ten years ago, Adriana Barajas was not on anyone's list of "most likely to succeed." Then 14 years old, she was hanging around with gang members and bouncing from school to school.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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3 people like this
Posted by Belle Haven resident
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Inspiring story--thank you!


2 people like this
Posted by J
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Wonderful work students, staff, volunteers, and donors!!


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