One woman in Camden, New Jersey is determined to turn her city around.
Forty two percent of the people in Camden live below the poverty line and it has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the state.
But Tawanda Jones is helping kids beat those odds, and she's this week's CNN Hero.
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