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Through Education, Jesse Meza Found Direction in Life — Now He’s Helping Others Find Their Way


Jesse Meza may not have had the same opportunities as other kids growing up, but he’s never let that stop him from going after what he wants. 

Raised by a single mother on Houston’s north side, in a neighborhood riddled

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Cornell MBA Jefferson Betancourt Is on a Mission to Show Disadvantaged Youth They Have it Within Themselves to Succeed


As a first-generation American and a first-generation college graduate, Jefferson Betancourt has learned much about the American dream. 

In 1986, concerned about the escalating drug wars, his parents left Cali, Colombia, in search of a better life in the United

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Adkins Family Carries on Daughter Leslie’s Legacy through Consortium Scholarship


For Leslie Adkins, perseverance meant unrelentingly pursuing her passions and talents, no matter how different they may have seemed. In college, she majored in French and French studies — but spoke Spanish and some Italian as well. She also loved …