inspired to work with Determined to Succeed after hearing the success
stories of the students – they were matriculating not only to local and
state schools, but by reaching for the stars, they were attending some
of the most prestigious schools in the country. As a child of immigrant
parents, I understand how real the struggle is to assimilate and succeed
– at times you find yourself helping not just yourself, but your whole
family, in the cultural adjustment. Also, living in Los Angeles, you are
often struck by the vast gap between the wealthy and the poor. I joined
DTS’ cause because I wanted to make a difference in my own community
and help see these students break the cycle of poverty.
My work with DTS is infinitely rewarding – you will not find a more earnest, hard-working and ambitious group of students!
* Students’ names have been changed in the interest of privacy.