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Author Riley, Naomi Schaefer, author.

Title Opportunity and Hope : Transforming Children's Lives through Scholarships.

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (157 pages)
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Summary In Opportunity and Hope, prominent journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley chronicles the lives of 10 representative stories of how Children's Scholarship Fund alumni who-because of the educational opportunities afforded them-were able to turn less than perfect childhood circumstances into successful lives and careers. The stories of these children, now grown, and their families are nothing less than inspirational. They are proof that all any of America's children need to achieve their dreams is a chance, and someone to believe in them. They are also a testament to the power of private schools, includ.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "No one ever told me I was dreaming too big" -- A family finds refuge -- Called to dance -- What would you do if you couldn't fail? -- A place of peace amidst a world of violence -- "Little house on the prairie" -- Sizing up the competition, and then winning it -- The burdens of adulthood, placed on a child -- Food for the spirit and the mind -- Breaking the cycle of stuckness.
Subject Children's Scholarship Fund.
Children with social disabilities -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc. -- United States -- Case studies.
Children with social disabilities -- Education -- United States -- Case studies.
Private schools -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Social mobility -- United States -- Case studies.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Children with social disabilities -- Education. (OCoLC)fst00855659
Social mobility. (OCoLC)fst01122648
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Other Form: Print version: 9781442226098
ISBN 9781442226104 (electronic bk.)
1442226102 (electronic bk.)
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