NEW YORK (WABC) -- For a time as a youth, Antoine Lovell, now a doctoral candidate and a university professor, was homeless in New York, riding the subways with his mom for shelter. His bedroom was the No. 3 train.
It was an experience that shaped his life. The course of his life was sealed when a social worker helped him, and he decided he'd do that kind of work, too, one day. He is now a professor at Fordham University in Manhattan as well as Delaware State University, where he teaches social policy. His specialty? Housing and homelessness, the core issues he's been wrestling with from a young age.
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Antoine Lovell: Homeless as a teen, he's now a professor on a mission to make a social difference