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– Photo by Zach Wagner
The Pesek Law team: back row, from left: Cesar Magana, legal assistant; John D. DeWald, attorney; and  Ross R. Pesek, attorney. Front row from left: Linda Velazquez, legal assistant; Ivonne Rivera, legal asistant; and Karen Pesek, director of finance.
Students’ Potential Unlimited
In 2014, Ross R. Pesek began to realize his dream of giving back by founding True Potential Scholarship for young immigrants who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) immigration status, commonly called the “Dream Act.” True Potential awarded the first scholarships in 2014 to five students. Because of the public funds restriction on DACA students, True Potential uses 100 percent private donations and private institutional funds and matching funds by the participating community colleges. Since 2014, 31 full one-year scholarships have been awarded; this year a record 21 students received scholarships, the numbers growing each year.
Pesek said recent actions in immigration are concerning, he is confident that Dreamers have little fear right now, especially in the Midwest (as opposed to the southern border states).
The scholarships were awarded at an annual banquet at Metro Community College in June, with about 250 in attendance.
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