Partnership for Strong Communities
Growing up, my family was not rich. In fact, we were quite poor. Neither of my parents had a college education, and both worked long hours to care for me and my sisters. We lived in a small apartment complex which stood out among the houses with big glass windows and green lawns. I watched my parents struggle to make ends meet by living paycheck to paycheck to ensure we were well taken care of; never hungry, always clean, and as happy as possible.