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Meet the High School Teacher and Formerly Homeless Single Mother Who Inspired Her School

Crystal Allenton never expected to be featured on a mural. But the single mother of three became the subject of a portrait emblazoned with the words “Ambition Never Rests” after her journey from homelessness to a college degree inspired her alma mater to honor her. Allenton, who is now a high school teacher in Pennsylvania, shared her story with NBCLX storyteller Ngozi Ekeledo.