Firebaugh: Intergenerational Transmission of Hope

At first glance, Firebaugh doesn’t seem to have much going for it as a small, agricultural community in the fifth poorest region in America. Yet somehow 97% of students in this primarily immigrant town graduate high school and 77% head to college. In the inaugural episode of Zip Code Economies, we discover the recipe for this success at Firebaugh High School.


  • Luis Sanchez
  • Luis Linares
  • Russell Freitas
  • Cynthia Best


  • Firebaugh High School