Genoveva is a native San Franciscan and the daughter of hard-working Mexican immigrants. Expectations to help raise and take care of her siblings, serve as translator for her parents, and work in the family restaurant were all too high for a 16-year old. Soon enough, she started skipping school and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Genoveva was walking on dangerous grounds when she arrived at Downtown High, a school for students in danger of dropping out. JVS’s two-pronged approach helped Genoveva graduate, enter post-secondary education and find stable employment. Today, Genoveva is steering her own course and is on a management track at CVS. The pride in her parents’ eyes propels her to be a better daughter, sister and role model.