That’s Grace »

Women, sewing machines, and awkwardness filled a room in the Tres Reyes Community Center. It was day one of fourteen sewing classes. Eight women quietly sat around a long table wondering what was going to happen next. Truth is, so did everyone else.

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A Story about Trust and Friendship »

11-year-old Octavio giggles with four of his friends as they build their latest creation found amongst a table covered in Legos.

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Throwing Stones »

Alex stops in his tracks and bursts into tears. Big crocodile tears stream down his cheeks. Emily pulls him onto her lap and holds him as he gently sobs.

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Together Again »

Back2Back first met Perla and Ami six years ago at the San Jose Children’s Home. Perla was a timid, quiet little girl who sometimes seemed to want to be invisible. She was teased ruthlessly for struggling in school. Her confidence sunk lower when she was held back a grade. Ami, Perla’s younger sister, was a […]

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Stories Shape Us »

Stories shape us. They begin at bedsides and become the movies and novels that line the shelves at our favorite bookstores.

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Something Worth Celebrating »

A tired road leads from the highway into Tres Reyes. Storefronts and hollow buildings rest under layers of dust.

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