Late to the homeless shelter one winter night, William Menday couldn’t get a bed, so he spent the evening riding light rail and buses around the Twin Cities just to stay warm.
And he still had to finish a paper for class the next morning.
Life as a homeless college student eventually took its toll. Burned out and still broke after a few semesters, Menday dropped out of Minneapolis Community and Technical College in 2012. He does odd jobs now, hoping to earn enough to stabilize his life and finish his education.