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Mexican Immigrant Goes From The Hood To Harvard And Beyond

02/03/2015 03:12 pm ET | Updated Apr 04, 2015

In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you Cesar Cruz, a man who never gives up. Cesar is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership. In addition to being a teacher for 19 years, this husband, father, and activist co-founded Oakland, CA's Homies Empowerment Program to stop gang violence. Cesar's dream is to utilize his time at Harvard University to find funding and support to one day launch an after-school center for Oakland youth in areas of high gang violence.

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