Jose Lopez, Yale-bound
We are proud of every single student at Kid City-- from a student doggedly pursuing his diploma at community college, to those excelling at UCLA and UC Berkeley. This year, Kid City has several students planning to enroll in private colleges, including Yale, Fordham, and Elizabethtown.
Jose Lopez comes from a family of five that has an annual income of less than $20,000. His mother is a homemaker and his father is a garment worker who gets paid by piece. They live in a 250 square foot room, with two bunk beds, a folding table, and one folding chair. When Jose was little he visited his father at work and was impressed because his father sewed so fast. His father knew he could do better.Read more