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Kukui Tower computer lab class was first step to EAH scholarship winner’s career at IBM

Poughkeepsie, New York , February 2019 – Weon grew up at Kukui Tower, an EAH Housing community in Honolulu, where he first encountered computers in Kukui’s computer lab. He
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Former EAH Housing resident steps up to donate shoes to Stonebridge kids

St. Helena, California, January 2019 — Tony was 7 when he and his family moved to Stonebridge, an EAH Housing community in the wine country town of St.
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Resident inspired to pursue career at EAH Housing after growing up in EAH community

Morgan Hill, California, November 2018 – Adilene, an EAH Housing resource coordinator, knows better than anyone the value of stable housing in an EAH community. That’s because she grew up
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UC Riverside student finds support amid family and housing hardships

Riverside, California, September 2018 – Life was tough during Jezel’s last year of high school; her six older siblings had left home, and she and her mother were living in
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Buena Vista Midtown resident, once homeless after husband’s death, finds new life as volunteer and housing advocate

San Jose, California, July 2018 – In just four days in 2002, Nancy went from living a comfortable life in suburban Campbell, Calif. with her husband and teenage daughter to
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Cathedral Gardens home helps mom support her daughters’ college dreams

Oakland, California, May 2018  – For Sy Man, life has always been about grit and hard work. To help support her family she left school at age 11 to
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Setbacks don’t stop mother of scholarship-winning daughter from thriving at Los Robles

Union City, California, March 2018 – Once, Trinese was married, with two daughters and a job as an Alameda County child care services coordinator. Her future looked bright, but
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Immigrant parents from Guatemala set former Centertown resident on the path to college and success

Richmond, California, February 2018 – Zuleika knows firsthand that housing security changes lives for the better. Her parents left their war-torn Central American country in 1986 for California, and
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New Housing Community and a New Home

Oakland, California, 2017  – “From my application to move-in everyone was so nice and happy,” recalled Kiros Gebregzabher. Kiros has a noticeable warmth in her voice as she
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Survivor of roller-coaster early life finds peace helping others

Oakley, California, October 2017 – James McNorton’s life has been a roller coaster ride. His professional football career was cut short by injuries. His job driving a bus went
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Kukui Tower class inspires scholarship winner to pursue film-making career

Honolulu, Hawaii, May 15, 2017 – Victor Nhieu was 4 when he and his family moved to Hawaii. In Honolulu, Victor and his younger sister grew up in Kukui Tower,
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U.S. Army trained medic survived near death from alcohol abuse

Menlo Park, California, November 2017 – “At this stage I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in 25 years,” said Michael McCall, 54, now a Willow Housing resident in Menlo
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