James Ward Goes From Homeless To Howard

When Jessica Sutherland began volunteering at Los Angeles’ Union Rescue Mission, she didn’t know just what her mentoring to would lead to. A college graduate coming out of poverty herself, Jessica’s work with Mondays at the Mission led her to James Ward. James’ mother Sherell suffered from alcoholism, and the single mother of three had nowhere else to go. Supporting James as he lived in the homeless shelter, Jessica pushed him to apply for colleges, and he was accepted to Washington, DC’s historic Howard University…but with no way to pay. See how Jessica grasped the power of social media and the compassion of strangers James will never meet to send this boy from the streets of Los Angeles to a world class education in the video below.

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