California’s wine country inspires visions of elegant estates and gourmet food. But it has another side. Like many communities, it has its share of struggling low-income families.
Some parents work multiple jobs in the service industry to make ends meet, leaving their kids to fend for themselves when classes let out. Many of these children fall behind in school, and others don’t have enough to eat. A few end up on the wrong side of the law.
Sonoma native Chris Ah San, today a master’s student at the USC Price School of Public Policy, saw this troubling pattern firsthand when he volunteered with children and teens in his community. The experience set the course for his career.
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