Hoy journalist Laura Rodriguez interviews Class of 2020 Scholar Maritza Palafox and her family in this feature story about Chicago Scholars. Maritza plans to attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall.
Laura also interviews several other students preparing to attend universities across the country and who will be the first in their families to attend college.
Director of College Access, Jaime Garcia, also speaks with Laura about the broader impact of Chicago Scholars: “By working with under-resourced students, we are really able to change the narrative of the city. These students are going to come back after they graduate and contribute to their neighborhoods.”
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Photo credit: Laura Rodriguez, Hoy