Sam Prater knows what it feels like to be homeless. After he dropped out of high school, he was evicted twice in his hometown of Detroit. So when he saw homeless students being offered just 14 days in college dorms in California, he knew he had to try something different.

Prater’s organization now has four homes in L.A. that offer wraparound services to young people experiencing homelessness, to help them jump-start their lives and their college education. A visit offers a peek at what these homes offer.


  • Sam Prater, Founder, Los Angeles Room & Board
  • Betty Márquez Rosales, Reporter, EdSource

Read the full article about young adults experiencing homelessness at EdSource.