From Homeless to Harvard: How One Girl Beat the Odds

 

Khadijah Williams, 18, is known as the "smart girl" among classmates at her Los Angeles high school. And she was just accepted to Harvard University, earning herself the new nickname of "Harvard girl." But what some might not know until now about this bright, focused, always-smiling young lady is that she's also a homeless girl. In a fascinating feature profile, the Los Angeles Times chronicles Khadijah's life, from homeless to Harvard. Be inspired by this touching story.—ZH

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