The Homeless Student

Vivana Andazola - Picture © NYTimes
Vivana Andazola – Picture © NYTimes

After working with her for five years, Viviana Andazola is leaving my classroom for Yale University. I could write for hours on her experiences and successes, but I’m not at all responsible for any of those. Viviana’s success comes from her own tenacious heart.

We must give every child a place to sit and a teacher to learn from. Poverty must not be a bar to learning, and learning must offer an escape from poverty.

– President Lyndon B. Johnson

As of late, Viviana’s latest success was the publication of her college application letter in the New York Times.