‘I’m saving these kids’ lives,’ says Chicagoan who helps teens dream

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College Possible Chicago coach Doris Medina (left) works with Kelly High School senior Josani Lopez. (College Possible Chicago / via DNAinfo)

CHICAGO — Doris Medina believes she’s holding 35 lives in her hands.

She works with nearly three dozen Kelly High School seniors as a coach with College Possible Chicago, a nonprofit that pairs recent college graduates with low-income high school students hoping to graduate from a four-year university.

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Medina, 24, was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Mexico and knew little English when she moved to Chicago as a young teenager. She graduated from Curie High School and University of Illinois at Chicago — and sees herself in the 35 Kelly students who are hoping to follow in her footsteps.

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