Organized by: Johanna Santiago
Hello, my name is Johanna Santiago. This is my freshmen year of college, turns out I don't qualify for student pell grant. Even though my mother is low income, and my father is somewhere in Florida, he hasn't been in my life since I was 7. I'm 19 years old, and all I have is my mother. I really want to go to college, but I can't because of my financial stability. I'm unemployed, and looking for a job, my mothers is working by herself, but she has bills to pay, car insurance, food, etc. She's doing it all on her own. I don't even have new clothes, new sneakers, nothing. I've been wearing the same sneakers for the past two yeas, it's embarrassing but I have to deal with it. We live in Camden, New Jersey, the poorest and most dangerous city in United States. I want to get out, I want to help my mom in anyway possible, so we can both have better lives. I'm at the point where I need help, and I would certainly appreciate any help you guys can give me.