In One Generation

by Joseph McKeown


"This may sound cliché to some, but for my family it’s not. In one generation we went from parents with little formal education to all four kids graduating from graduate school and going on to successful professions. I have no doubt that my kids will achieve and contribute even more to the American enterprise. This is what keeps me going: that you can go from a sub-basement apartment in a 1960’s Brooklyn ghetto to working for the President of the United States in one generation. We need to make sure every kid has this kind of opportunity."

- Adolfo Carrion, Jr.
Former Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy