Ivy League-bound students from East LA plan on returning to better the community

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- In East Los Angeles, high school seniors are getting ready for commencement this week.

"There are times when I hear gunshots at night," described Fatima Reyes, senior at Garfield High, about her community.

"At night, I hear the metal birds above in the sky," said Erick Lerena, senior at the magnet school at Roosevelt High.

"In our community gangs and not being able to get home past 10 p.m. because you were in danger," said Rocio Ibanez, senior at the magnet law school at Wilson High.

But, these three strangers have a lot in common. Their parents are working-class immigrants who migrated from Mexico. . .

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