Student Stories

Tyrone Poole

Tyrone Poole’s father wasn’t part of his life. Instead, he found acceptance running with a gang, a path that led him…

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Debbie Mele

As a teenager working in a local florist shop, Debbie Mele’s career seemed certain, but Gateway set her on a new path…

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Ivanna Figol

Ivanna Figol graduated from Gateway in May, having earned an associate degree in Business Administration (Accounting Option), two certificates (Management and…

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Ashlie Grasa

Ashlie Grasa graduated Gateway in 2016 with associate degrees in Natural Science and Mathematics and Engineering, and a certificate in Computer-Assisted…

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Anthony Shepard

“Everyone’s ship comes in,” according to Anthony Shepard. “You just have to be on the pier when it does.” For Anthony,…

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Anthony Barroso

In 2011, Anthony Barroso shouldered a responsibility most 18-year-olds would find impossible when he assumed custody of his newborn son – now…

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Kimberly Alvarez

Kimberly Alvarez, 21, remembers a happy childhood in Ecuador before her father went to the United States to forge a…

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