By Any Means Necessary


Erika Lopez, mother of two, has been homeless for two years.  Lopez is also very involved in the education of her children.  Lopez will not allow her circumstances to dictate their future.

“I am determined to break the pattern that I had, and that I learned from my own mom, of not showing up to any school meeting, parent conferences, open houses. I think we are not the only ones. It happens too often in my community, particularly among Latino parents. I want to make sure every parent can hear my experience and will decide to be involved in school because that’s the only way to improve the chances of our kids having a better life.”

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