Student Talks with His Former Teacher About How He Helped His Mom to Make Ends Meet When He Was a Kid

Student Talks with His Former Teacher About How He Helped His Mom to Make Ends Meet When He Was a Kid.

In the most recent episode of the animated video series from StoryCorps, A young college man named Noe Rueda talks with his former teacher Alex Fernandez about his childhood and how he found inventive ways to help his mom to make ends meet while growing up poor in Chicago.

Noe Rueda grew up poor in Little Village, a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. As young as 8 years old, Noe often relied on his entrepreneurial talents to help his mom and three siblings make ends meet. At StoryCorps, Noe tells his high school teacher Alex Fernandez about his childhood, and Alex shares his dreams for Noe’s future.

One thought on “Student Talks with His Former Teacher About How He Helped His Mom to Make Ends Meet When He Was a Kid

  1. Miss your blogging so I am now following you on twitter…
    Unrelated to this post BUT just read this comment on a SNAP challenge(r) blog post “lower income people are less likely to know how to cook” (wince..).

    Mmm…my crockpot slop is smellin’ so so good!

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