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Missed a Visit


Every winter break I visit my family in my hometown Dallas, Texas. My grandma kept telling me about how she was going to visit my mom, and she really wanted me to go. I kept pushing it off, telling her I would think about it, but I knew it wasn’t like she could force me

Missed a Visit2018-09-03T18:03:50+00:00

From Us to Them


How could she? I was only gone for a second. Or was it a year? A year that felt like a century. I had been replaced faster than I could blink. I see them together and I feel a sharp pain in my back; red, hot, blood pouring—and I catch a glimpse of a giant

From Us to Them2018-08-08T17:19:53+00:00

Life Changed


Regardless of the circumstances, what happened last year changed my life for the better. Walking towards the car where my mother was waiting after school on April 25, 2015, the sun felt warm on my shoulders. The sun was shining brightly at 3 o’clock. We drove off, heading to my grandma’s house as we usually

Life Changed2018-08-08T19:49:36+00:00

Ocean Breeze


I feel the ocean breeze Kicking back and smoking bomb tree Thinking of this world as a killing disease Like the air for the Japanese I know I got no school degree Not middle or even elementary But f__ it, I’m doing just fine eating seeds My mom saying don’t leave mi hijo, please With

Ocean Breeze2018-08-08T17:03:58+00:00

Michelle Lee


Michelle Lee is an English teacher at Lawndale High School where she also serves as the sponsor for POPS Lawndale. One of Michelle’s most memorable encounters with the prison system came in the form of a former student’s comment. “I’d write to my dad,” he said, “if I knew how to get a letter

Michelle Lee2019-04-13T01:04:48+00:00

Fernando Lopez


Fernando Lopez became part of the POPS family before there even was a POPS. Over a decade ago, he was a student of Dennis Danziger (POPS’s co-founder), who was his English teacher at Pacific Palisades High. Fernando and his sisters now own and operate the celebrated Oaxacan restaurant “Guelaguetza”—winner of the James A Beard

Fernando Lopez2019-04-13T01:03:57+00:00

Stacey Cohan


Stacey Cohan has the distinction of being the first and longest serving POPS the Club volunteer; she began at Venice High and currently works with students at El Camino Charter High POPS. Stacey describes what initially drew her to the club as either "kismet" or "fluke." She heard a piece about POPS the Club

Stacey Cohan2019-04-13T00:03:08+00:00

James De Larme


James De Larme, the POPS the Club teacher sponsor at El Camino Real Charter High, first learned about POPS from his wife, Karie DeLarme, who works with at-risk and homeless youth through LAUSD’s Homeless Education Department . Since the fall of 2016, James has led POPS the Club on El Camino’s campus, a group

James De Larme2019-04-13T00:16:17+00:00


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