Community Health, Youth Voices
Fabian Maciel entered high school with a plan to get to college with a football scholarship, then study architecture, graduate, and help his family rise from poverty and move out of subsidized housing projects. A local police officer coached Maciel in the police-run football program and intervened on his behalf to help him get into a private school in Boyle Heights. “He’s motivated, he’s driven, and as his coach I could see that he has a lot of potential. If he sets his mind to anything it can be achieved, obviously through the proper channels.” Read more on Boyle Heights Beat.