Toronto native Toni Morgan is certainly not the first to be accepted into Harvard University, but her journey to the Ivy League school is what makes this such a wonderful story.
“I am an unlikely success story so this is incredible,” she told the Toronto Star. “The fact that Toronto banded together makes me feel like the sky is the limit. I feel so humbled.”
Morgan, 32, was accepted into the Ivy League school’s prestigious masters of education program this coming fall — a dream come true for a woman who was once homeless.
As a teenager, Morgan fled an unstable home environment and bounced around from shelter to shelter, taking on odd jobs to survive. Unable to consistently attend classes or keep up her grades, she eventually dropped out of high school altogether.
“I had been kicked out a couple of times, but I decided not to go back because I was embarrassed to admit that I had no place to live,” Morgan told the Toronto Star. “The last time I was kicked out my vice principal turnedRead More »from Community helping once-homeless Toronto woman pay for masters at Harvard