1. the favorable or prosperpous termination of attempts or endeavors: the accomplishment of one's goals.
  2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors or the like.
  3. a performance or achievement that is marked by success, as by the attainment of honors.
  4. a person or thing that has had sucess as measured by attainment of goals, wealth, etc.


It is no secret that our clients live in poverty and for many a life of poverty is all they have known. What isn't well known is the fact that a child's future earnings are closely correlated to the earnings of their parents. Poverty also impacts a child's ability to learn. If a child experiences poverty they are 3-4 times less likely to graduate and if their entire childhood is spent in poverty they are 5 times less likely to graduate from high school. Overcoming odds like this makes the stories of these individuals even more impressive. Those featured here are just a few of the many who have overcome financial, educational and emotional barriers to achieve their goals. They have woken up early, worked/studied hard, and burned the midnight oil on their road to self-sufficiency. By any definition the individuals who have graduated from the Family Self-Sufficiency program and Youth Construction program are a success.