United Way Vice-President, Tse Ming Tam grew up in abject poverty.
five brothers and sisters scrounged around restaurant alleys for food, and Tse Ming was functionally illiterate through age 25.
personal struggles have informed his
life work, combatting poverty in the Bay Area.
And it is because of his
visionary work that he
was recently awarded $25,000 as a finalist for the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.
Tse Ming Tam