Karl—A Story of
Second Chances


When Karl played basketball for Los Angeles Harbor College, he never imagined he would be homeless in Fresno 30 years later. Karl admits he took the wrong path—one that landed him in prison for 11 years. He knew it would be difficult to find work, but for 80 days after his release he tried to find a job before leaving Los Angeles. In January 2011, he jumped on a bus for Seattle to live with a friend and look for work. On a two-hour layover in Fresno, he decided this was the place for a fresh start.

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