PIX11 and LaGuardia help Brooklyn mom finally finish college

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Kameka Marsh is a mom on a mission to finish college.

She has three children: 9-year-old Makalayla, 7-year-old Maleek, and 1-year-old Madison.

Marsh is a security guard at night at the same shelter that helped her years ago. She wants to be an example to her daughter and finish her last semester of college.

"I almost gave up. I was thinking, 'Should I go today?' I have been turned down so many times," Marsh said.

She admits it takes courage and persistence to balance babies and bills, but she's now willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

PIX11 reached out to LaGuardia Community College, one of largest and most diverse colleges in our area serving 50,000 students just like Marsh.

They have good news for her. LaGuardia has a foundation that helps students with scholarships and emergency funds for textbooks, MetroCards and even housing.

The president of LaGuardia wanted to meet with Marsh personally.

"Next time I shake your hand, I want you to be in a cap and gown," sail Gail Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College.

Marsh now has this simple message:

"Don't give up. Keep going if you feel like no one is in your corner. Just keep pushing and keep trying. There is always hope and light at the end of the tunnel," Marsh said, filing out paperwork for help.

If you would like more information about the foundation or would like to make a donation to help students like Marsh, click here.

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