A Journey From ‘Real World’ to Homeless Shelter — and College

Credit: Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

“You’re in this purgatory where you’re falling in and out of society. You spend a lot of time by yourself when you’re homeless because you get tired of explaining yourself to people.”

 

Elizabeth A. Harris of The New York Times profiles LaGuardia Community College (LGCC) student, Preston Roberson-Charles.

He explains his journey from a childhood in Saginaw, Michigan to being cast on the MTV’s “The Real World: New Orleans”, leading to a winding journey through NYC homeless shelters and hostels that ultimately steered him back to college. LGCC Single Stop Program Director, Rhonda Mouton, is also quoted in a vibrant article that immerses readers in the contexts of homeless college students.

 

To read more on nytimes.com, click here.

Featured photo: Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

Posted on May 4th, 2017 in Single Stop in the News

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