LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2012) — One Parent Scholar House, a Hope Center agency, presents the Education Builds Hope Luncheon on May 17, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. at the Carrick House located in downtown Lexington. John Calipari and Orlando Antigua will welcome Liz Murray, the subject of Lifetime Television’s Emmy-nominated original film “Homeless to Harvard,” based on her story “Breaking Night,” which made the New York Times Best-seller List in its first week of release.
Formerly homeless, Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success. The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters and sought refuge at all-night subway stations to survive, Liz Murray was homeless at age 15 — and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University that would turn her bleak circumstances into a future filled with limitless possibility.
All proceeds of the event will benefit One Parent Scholar House. The event sold out several weeks ago.
Following the event, Murray will sign copies of her book, “Breaking Night.”
One Parent Scholar House is a Hope Center agency that provides single-parent families with affordable housing, higher education opportunities and child development. It houses their families in 80 apartments and delivers supportive social services as the parents attend college. There is an on-site child care center that serves over 100 children.
See www.oneparentscholarhouse.org for more information.