“In 2001, when Sam Espinosa was a senior in high school, his family lived day to day in a motel room.
He performed extremely well in school, played on the varsity baseball team, and held down multiple jobs to help out his mother and five siblings, while they secretly lived on the knife’s edge.
The next year, Espinosa, no longer at risk, was able to attend Yale University on a full ride, studied history, among other subjects, and made crucial contacts that would ultimately lead to a successful career with digital start-ups. He recently married his sweetheart, a marketing professional.
What made that possible? The Salvation Army. A rental voucher allowed the family to settle into permanent housing.”