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Angelo | Washington, DC

I faced some challenges in my life that made it hard for me to control my temper. But I found a caring adult in my school who saw beyond my anger to the smart, funny person I really am. He helped me recognize the power of positive interaction and the impact of making other people smile and laugh. Now I’m more outgoing, and I hope to become either an NBA player or a mechanical engineer.

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I've played basketball for over three years. I love the sport and practice at my neighborhood court as often as I can. I dream of playing for an NBA team when I grow up.

Electronic Chips

I have a passion for mechanical engineering. I love working with my hands and the fulfillment of building and innovating.

77% of case-managed Communities In Schools students plan to pursue college.

Colorful Clothes

I take great pride in looking fly. I have a vibrant personality that shows through in my fashion. I love being one of the few people who can pull off wearing lots of bold colors at once.


Communities In Schools is always there for me whenever I need basic supplies, like a new toothbrush, deodorant or backpack.

Food Pantry

My site coordinator introduced me to the food pantry. I always made sure to bring home snacks not only for me but for my family, too.

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