The Providence Effect

September 24, 2009 A new award winning documentary features the inspiring story of Providence St. Mel School on Chicago's west side.

The K thru 12 school has been sending all of its graduates to college for the past 30 years.

The Providence Effect is a film that shows how schools can succeed in even the worst case situations.

For 30 years the students have been lifting themselves out of poverty with the power of education.

It's worth mentioning Alex has a 3.7 GPA and scored a 27 on his ACT's. He hopes to attend Washington University and pursue a degree in engineering or medicine.

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