Homeless Youth Crowdsources His Way to University


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James Ward, 19, has seen much of life's struggles. He and his family have dealt with homelessness for four years, moving between shelters and Skid Row in L.A.

Wanting to pursue college, Ward has been accepted to Howard University on scholarship, but still needs additional funding to cover a full year's cost. To fulfill his dream, Jessica Sutherland, a digital media producer sets up a website, Homeless to Howard, where it crowdsourced funds for Ward to get to the university.


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