Louis Tse is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. He is among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read his story below.
One in a Million Award recipient: Louis Tse
Where he is multiplying good: Los Angeles, CA
How he is multiplying good: He is One in a Million. I read your One in a Million stories and nominate Louis Tse because he changed the course of my life. I'm a student at UCLA and was homeless when my family got evicted (nine of us in a one-room apartment), and now I'm graduating thanks to his hard work and sacrifice. The voices of the students he uplifts, intertwined with his personal story, are an important reminder that we all belong to each other.
In 2016 Louis was a Ph.D. student at UCLA and saw many of his classmates without a safe place to live or food to eat. He lived in his car for two years (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwZ1VFP1_pM) to create shelters for homeless students. The shelters are run entirely by student volunteers every night, so homeless students have a safe place to call home, earn their diplomas, and make their dreams a reality.
Currently, he works at NASA/JPL researching rising sea levels and is also co-creating the Opportunity House, which is repurposing a vacant 50-bed sorority house exclusively for students in need - especially those who lost their housing, jobs, and stability due to Covid-19. He has committed an extraordinary amount of his life to care for students who are undervalued and abandoned, and he reminds us to not pay this back but to pay the blessings forward.
More about the Opportunity House here: https://opportunityhouse.larnb.org/