Multiple studies have shown that where someone grows up can determine the success they have for the rest of their life. In Alabama, a first-of-its-kind private school is looking to lift up students who come from zip codes defined by struggle. The school is called “Build UP.” It’s built on a radical idea that pays students to go to class and places them in after school jobs to learn construction trades, while fixing up their own neighborhood. And perhaps the biggest incentive, students have a chance at home ownership if they succeed in school. Correspondent Jessica Gomez takes us to Ensley, a neighborhood in Birmingham, to see the idea at work.



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