Shaheen H.

As interviewed by Hana H.
"I had seen what happened to people who were not well to do in my country. There is a difference in how people behave towards each other."
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Susan Burek

As Interviewed by Leticia Ortega
"Priya was two, three, four, and five when I adopted her."
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Robert Rosholt

As interviewed by Allison Rosholt
"We were all poor at that time-by poor, I mean poor of spirit."
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Phyllis Wald

As Interviewed by Gus Abramowitz
"When Hitler allowed the refugees to go back to wherever they wanted to go, wherever home was, if it was available, my family went to the DP camps. The American government created housing for refugees, so we lived in military barracks on a military base for five years in Germany."
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Jenna Goen

As Interviewed by Alex Kelly
"...It was really common to see beggars pushing themselves around on kinda like little skateboard like things because they didn't have their legs. They had gotten infected and just had to be cut off."
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Edward Webster Olney Jr.

As Interviewed by Brody Martell
"He took the container, and empties it out in the parking lot of customs, and had a big bulldozer smash it all, smashed it all up, and threw it back into the container."
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Dr. Jessica Dapper

As Interviewed by Ava Dapper
"A lot of times the poor will actually want to be discharged from the emergency department even if it isn't in their best interest because they don't have the resources to even, you know get health care."
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Yong Ding

As Interviewed by Julia Ding
"Food is the utmost important thing to keep one out of poverty."
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Ana Stephen Lassiter

As Interviewed by Kayla L
"I was able to see the success of having this company here in my community, and seeing what it takes for people to work together."
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Pradeep Shrivastava

As Interviewed by Sarthak Sarans
"Almost everybody used to sleep outside because there was no electricity."
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Antonio Gibbs

As Interviewed by Nathan Voorhees
"It was definitely hard and challenging because I always had to prove myself."
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Elizabeth Morphis

As Interviewed by Jasalyn Franco
"I think segregation in schools today is not necessarily racially based, I think it's socioeconomic. I think that it's about money and the people who have access to schools with the materials that are necessary for receiving a good education..."
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Raymond Perez

As interviewed by William Yang
"Back then, when my mom went to the United States for work, I didn't really have an easy way to communicate with her, so we wouldn’t hear from each other for months."
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Jennie Dutton

Interviewed by Sam P.
"I used to live in Brazil. Conditions out there were terrible. People were either very, very rich or very, very poor. And the very very poor were unbelievably poor. It was horrible."
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Patricia Macy

As Interviewed by Catherine Bircher
"I think so because if you only know people living in poverty as “them,” or the other, or someone who's on the street, or someone who’s begging, or someone like that, and you never have a conversation with them and find out, they’re just like me."
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Austin Interfaith Volunteer

As Interviewed by Will Bolduc
"For me, the exciting thing about Capital IDEA is there was a study that showed that in families who have this Associate’s Degree, their children all went to college, which I think breaks the back of poverty."
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Geronimo Rodriguez

As Interviewed by Chloe K.
"I knew that if you get good grades in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, then that counts for going to college. And my parents wanted to help me do that, and they didn’t have the money to send me to college, but they made choices..."
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Mary T. Vasquez

As Interviewed by Sophia Rodriguez
"I had a teacher that gave me clothing one time because she could tell I didn’t have a lot."
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Bonnie Durkee

As Interviewed by Kristin S
"We are all part of the Island of Misfit Toys. We are all exceptional in our own ways."
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Dr. Juan Guerrero

As Interviewed by Gabriel L.
"We need try to help. We might only be able to help a few people but a few people is better than helping no one."
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Karen Prairie

Addy Prairie
"I believe, that people are naturally good, and that these kids are good, and that if they could just be pulled into something else, then they wouldn’t fall into gang life."
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Marissa Vogel

As Interviewed by Sahana S.
"...it really helps to make people realize that homelessness is not necessarily just the guy on the corner you see that's at the the stoplight asking for money with a sign."
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Vivek Sarda

As Interviewed by Ansh Sarda
"So you have to imagine, 40 percent of the population is coming from the caste system, and they had 87 percent of the seats. So the rest, 60 percent of the population, had to apply for 13 percent of the seats."
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Dani Levy

As Interviewed by Gabbi Levy
"The government... definitely should be trying to do something more than they are right now."
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