EDUCATION
12/20/2010 06:08 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oral Lee Brown, Oakland Woman, Sends Dozens Of Underprivileged Kids To College

In 1987, Oakland real estate agent Oral Lee Brown adopted a first grade class and committed to sending each eligible student to college. She didn't know where the funds would come from, but she was set on seeing underprivileged kids have a chance for higher education.

When the time came, almost all of the 23 students went on to college thanks to "Mama Brown," who had tucked away a nest egg saved from her real estate income.

Now, Brown's foundation continues to make dreams come true for Oakland students, doling out college scholarships every three years.

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Supporters can donate to the Oral Lee Brown Foundation to help Lee fulfill her mission of sending local kids to college.