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Author Archives: Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

Dolores Sanchez, right, a junior at La Academia de Esperanza, chats with sophomore Angelicia Macias during an after school club that encourages social activism. Sanchez says staying in school is not easy with the instability of poverty, but her parents encourage her and the club supports her. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Making empowering Circles

Supportive club gives at-risk students a safe place to bloom