Title: Karina Sanchez
Caption: Karina Sanchez, homeless as a teenager, stands in front of a line of dumpsters behind West High School in Denver. The one used for paper recycling is the one that she called home on the nights she couldn't find a place to stay. The paper provided some insulation on nights when it was cold. Sanchez graduated West High with a 4.3 grade point average and a full ride scholarship to Denver University, getting a degree in marketing. Her teachers and classmates never knew she was homeless and living on the streets. Sanchez now has her own martketing firm. Shot for EFE news agency.
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