Student Stories

September 23, 2017

Jerry Thompson

I grew up in Pasadena and LA. I was raised by mom only and had two other siblings. Left home when 14 years old. I left […]
September 23, 2017

David Penn

I grew up in Watts and Compton. I dropped out of Davistar Jordan High School in the 11th grade to sell dope. Did that for a […]
September 23, 2017

Fernando Gonzalez

My name is Fernando Gonzalez. I was in the first class in 2010. Before the welding school I was always looking for work and sometimes found […]
September 23, 2017

Tony Linares

My name is Tony Linares. I am from LA. I have a wife and a son. Before ReIgnite Hope, life was tough. My wife had lost her […]
September 23, 2017

Edson Morgan

I was born in Pasadena. I am single with no kids. Before ReIgnite Hope I was trying to find a decent job; no I was trying […]
September 23, 2017

Jimmy Brown

My name is Jimmy Brown and I grew up in Compton, Los Angeles. Some people say Compton is the worst part in LA, I have seen […]