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One Million Degrees – Program Supports Students



by Brandis Friedman

Though she’s wide awake in class, Nika Pruitt doesn’t get much sleep.

The 29-year-old works a full-time job on early morning and overnight shifts to support her family. Then she goes to class at Malcolm X College from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Thankfully, there’s no school or work on Wednesdays. But she still can’t sleep.

“I’ll be here, because the course load is pretty heavy. I’ll be here every chance I get,” Pruitt said.

The extra help comes from tutoring provided by One Million Degrees, or OMD for short. The nonprofit organization that’s helping her navigate the community college system.

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