PAUL KITAGAKI JR./pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Miracle Washington, Jordan Wright and Sarwieh Tarpeh, from left, take gym class at Fortune School, which is in its first year of operation in a shopping center on Stockton Boulevard. “A lot of people have the mentality that low-income kids can’t learn,” says Phuong Tran, a kindergarten teacher at the school. “They have proved they can.”

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