Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

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Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

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Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

James Pearson, 5, helps his mother Nicole Pearson, do laundry at the subsidized Durango apartment complex where they live. Pearson, a single mother of two, says she's motivated to pull her family away from a life of poverty.
Nicole Pearson prepares dinner for her two children, James, 5, and Grace, 3, inside their Durango apartment on a recent evening.
James Pearson, 5, plays in the bedroom he shares with 3-year-old sister Grace. Their mother, Nicole Pearson, faced numerous challenges while obtaining her college degree but hopes the hard work will eventually allow the family to live without needing public assistance.
James Pearson, 5, beams with pride over his sister Grace, 3, and her Halloween costume. Their mother, Nicole Pearson, overcame countless challenges in recent years as she completed her college degree and entered the work force while raising two children.
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