Pushing the barriers, the children of immigrants in South LA’s schools

Yesenia Zamarripas is about to enter her sophomore year at Crenshaw High School. Her Mexican parents speak very little English, and so it’s been hard for Yesenia to keep up with her peers. Now, the pressure is mounting, and there’s no time to fall behind. But resources are slim in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and there are very few options for getting extra help. Getting through high school is going to be tough.

This story is part of a series produced for the Carnegie-Knight Foundation’s News21 project, "Breaking Through: The Children of Immigrants in California"



  1. Jordan Smith says:

    Good story. thanks for sharing. Had no idea your voice was so…..non liverpudlian haha

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