This series, produced as a partnership between Spotlight and EducationNC, illustrates the challenges facing many community college students through stories from North Carolina and data reflecting broader nationwide challenges.
Spotlight has partnered with Microsoft News to produce the “Poverty Next Door” series. In these stories, we explore the journeys of those around us, examining events, life situations, and cultural realities that challenge economic equality for so many.
Liza Ramrayka is a San Francisco-based freelance journalist who covers social justice issues. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Times of London, The Huffington Post, News Deeply and Open Migration.