Alberto Vega was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, one of the most dangerous cities in America. Some would call Al’s journey, graduating from Eastern University, a “success story.” Though rare, you can find stories of kids who “make it” and leave the hood. But Al didn’t leave. Instead, he did what Dr. John Perkins says changes communities: he returned to invest in his neighborhood. Today Al works with UrbanPromise Ministries, as the Director of an afterschool and summer camp he attended as a child.