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The College Challenge revisited: Support, perseverance are key

What does it take to get a college education? Six years ago, Catalyst Chicago began to examine that complex question in “The College Challenge,” a series of periodic reports on the struggles of nine black and Latino students from Chicago Public Schools who were aiming to earn a college degree. With this report, Catalyst checks in with five of them to find out what made the difference in helping them surmount the hurdles.