CHICAGO (AP) Mashaun Alston's office has a corkboard with pictures of some of the kids he has helped over the years. A basketball player in his uniform. A row of smiling teenagers.
On one side of the room there is a framed quote that reads, "All those who achieve great things are great dreamers."
Alston, 41, is definitely dreaming. In one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago, he is dreaming of more graduations and birthday parties. Life for a group of kids on the edge.