White people are less likely to be arrested than African Americans – and they are less likely to go to prison when convicted of the very same crime. Children who grow up in poor neighborhoods are 28 percent less likely to finish high school and close to 100 percent less likely to obtain a college degree. Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency – or BOSS – believes that your destiny shouldn’t be determined by your zip code or the color of your skin. Based in Berkeley, California, they fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness to achieve greater social equity for all. Offering emergency shelter, job training, re-entry counseling for ex-offenders, and more, BOSS’s work is grounded in the belief that when people are given the right kind of support, they can achieve their goals and exceed expectations.