Image:  Cesar Padilla grew up in a low-income neighborhood a half hour drive from Stanford University, but the institution couldn’t have felt farther away. His public high school struggled with overcrowded classrooms and gang violence. He almost didn’t graduate high school because his grades were too low. But he ultimately went to Ohlone College, a community college in Fremont, Calif., in hopes of pursuing a career in medicine, inspired by childhood memories of trips to Mexico, where he...


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