Finalist

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About the Entry

Homelessness and hunger dog a pair of young women as they pursue their college dreams, in this California Sunday Magazine portrait of the struggles behind the statistics on education and economic mobility. 

Entry Credit

  • Ashley Powers, Contributing Writer, The California Sunday Magazine

Comments from the Judges

“Deeply reported, insightful, empathetic, and beautifully written. The amount of work it must have taken to maintain contact with two sources in such precarious circumstances is impressive in its own right.”

“What a fantastic piece of narrative journalism. The article does an incredible job of capturing the faces behind so many of the issues that make it difficult for low-income students to succeed in their efforts to earn college degrees.”

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