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'He Felt Safe Because He Didn't Have to Worry About Being Shot'

Listen to Virginia Chavez's story about making a difference

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— Chris Usher

Storyteller:
Virginia Nonaca Chavez, 62
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Youth leadership trainer, American Red Cross,
Greater Long Beach Chapter

 

Interviewer:
Marie Dixon

Volunteer work can have surprising repercussions. For 30 years Chavez has been motivating Latino youth to reach for a higher education and giving them the skills to achieve this goal. In the process she found herself reaching for her own stars.

Listen to Virginia Nonaca Chavez's story.

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