“A lot of families seem to be very isolated. Some have moved here because of public housing. They’ve moved away from family. So they’re basically really in need of that support. And they are so appreciative.
“The learning programs are really important. They give a lot of the kids a sense of belonging. A lot of them join Learning Club and that’s ‘their’ club. You can see just their happiness to be there every afternoon.”
“[Education is] the only way that students are going to break the cycle of their circumstances," Alisha said.