Good Shepherd participant will be first in her family to attend college

Morris Park resident Lisbeth Peralta came to America five years ago not knowing any English. Today, she is set to become the first in her family to attend college.

Peralta, a senior at DeWitt Clinton High School, 100 West Mosholu Parkway, was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She told the Bronx Times that life on the island was quite different than in the Boogie Down. Coming to New York was a big culture shock for Peralta. According to Peralta, the Dominican Republic is more laid back and there is a much slower pace of living. Additionally, many people back home are friendlier and don’t work 24/7. Ultimately, life was very different for her here.

“I had always envisioned New York to be a really wealthy place,” she said. “But when I moved here, I saw there were so many areas of the Bronx that had been forgotten. I never thought there would be poor parts of the neighborhood, but there are people here struggling, just like everywhere else.”

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Source: Bronx Times