Lateefah Simon: Personal journey still her inspirational sword

Lateefah Simon remembers her own struggles as a community college student in San Francisco. At one point, the young mother was evicted from her home, scurrying to pack boxes before going to class.

She recalled one professor asking her about the dust on her jacket that was soiled from the move.

“I just broke down in tears,” Simon said. “There’s something about community colleges. The professors and staff see students on their knees literally, figuratively and spiritually just trying to get through.” Read More