Our vision in action
COMMUNITY HOLDS THE KEY TO SUPPORT & SUCCESS
When Daniel De Leon began college, he didn’t realize how drastic the adjustment would be. “I felt a mixture of gratitude and culture shock during my first couple days of WOW,” recounts De Leon. “At times, I regretted leaving the life I had back home — my family, friends, work, my culture,” said Daniel.
However, he found that his culture was the key to opening the door to connections with fellow classmates and other students who were also trying to adjust. “We came together because of our culture, but we bonded because of our shared struggles,” said De Leon. “Those strong ties of friendship helped us persevere.”