In our on-going “Chasing the Dream” series on poverty and opportunity in America, we hear the remarkable story of Jessie Garcia, who went from living in a homeless shelter to earning a paycheck as a case worker.
Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.
MetroFocus is made possible by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund, Bernard and Denise Schwartz, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation and the Estate of Roland Karlen.