A year ago, Amanda Arvizo was a senior at Banning High within the International Trade Education Program
Global Safety and Security Academy. Her grades were slipping, college was about the furthest thing
from her mind, and it seemed she had nowhere to turn for help. Forced to leave her home, she has lived in
five places in the past 12 months, but thanks to a support network pulled together from Banning, ITEP, the College of Business Administration and Public Policy at California State University, Dominguez Hills,
and the Port of Los Angeles, she is now into her second semester at the university with a very clear goal in
front of her: become the first in her family to graduate from college.