Photo copyright 2009, Matt Roth
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
City Springs School first grader Jahmal Harrison, gets a hug from his mother Tameka Harrison, outside his classroom Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Tameka, who can't work because of an injury, frequently volunteers at the school where poverty is the norm. Ninety-six percent of the student body qualifies for free lunches. Tameka and Jahmal used to live in one of the close by housing projects, but have been homeless for the last two months. They're currently staying at Sarah's Hope Shelter in West Baltimore.