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Education. At the bare minimum, a college education. You look at the jobs coming into Boston, all of them require education. —Segun Idowu, Community Organizer, Hyde Park
You need knowledge, training and tenacity. You have to have a goal and stick with it. —Louis Elisa, Political Consultant, Roxbury
I think you have to be driven as an individual. You have to have a degree, but you also have to have something that people want. —Jordan Taylor, Dancer, Orlando
You have to be educated and have needed skills. —Herb Jackson, Jr., Chef, Brockton
Perseverance, ingenuity and collective work to change a rigged system. —Chuck Turner, Organizer, Roxbury
Hustle. You gotta work more than one job. —Allen Furey, Residential Services Coordinator, Randolph
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