From a Homeless in Houston to a High School Topper

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Liyjon DeSilva at abc13 Viva Houston (KTRK)

An interview with Liyjon DeSilva, a Houston teenager who went from homelessness and living on the street to graduating near the top of his Lee High School class. After DeSilva's mother died, he slept at parks at night and attended classes during the day. He says HISD's "Communities In Schools" program helped him refocus his life. DeSilva has now earned a college scholarship and hopes to one day give back to the community.

Viva Houston is an ABC-13 community affairs program focusing on issues, topics and people of relevance to Houston's Hispanic community. The half-hour program is hosted by ABC-13 anchor Erik Barajas and features studio interviews, as well as taped reports. The program is broadcast on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month and airs primarily at 12:30pm and periodically at 5:30am.

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