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Cover Story - October 3, 2018

A bridge to success

Local nonprofit aims to transform the lives of motivated, low-income kids

by Lauren Kelmar

Consider the following statistics,: Nationally, 89 percent of low-income first-generation students leave college within six years without a degree, and more than a quarter leave after their first year — which is four times the dropout rate of higher-income, second-generation students, according to the National Center of Education Statistics.

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