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Karim Abouelnaga
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Karim Abouelnaga is an entrepreneur, writer, public speaker and investor. He is the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, a nonprofit that works to narrow the achievement gap by providing low-income students with mentorship and resources that are beyond the reach of their inner-city public schools.

After graduating from the New York City public school system, Karim secured more than $300,000 in scholarships and awards to make his college education possible, and was a Rewarding Achievement Scholar in high school and a New York Needs You Fellow in college. Karim graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow.

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Practice Makes Perfect

(4) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 2:42 PM

As the son of Egyptian immigrants, a single mother raised me after my father passed away when I was 13. I sold candy on school-nights and weekends alongside my brothers to keep my family off the streets.

Despite my desire to succeed, my early struggle was the inevitable result...

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