In 1993, Harris Rosen “adopted” a run-down, drug-infested section of Orlando called Tangelo Park. Rosen offers free preschool for all children prior to kindergarten and a free college education for high school graduates. Today, the high school graduation rate for Tangelo Park is 100 percent. And no, that is not a typo. (5 photos total)

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    1“When people have the resources to go and succeed, there’s a ripple effect. It becomes generational.” – Donna Wilcox, Rosen scholarship recipient

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    2“I will be involved in the program until Tangelo Park is a gated community and the average home is selling for $1 million. Then I’m gone.” – Harris Rosen

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    3Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat point guard, visits Tangelo Park Elementary School during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando to host an FCAT rally and donate $100,000 to the school.

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    4A Tangelo Park resident expresses her joy and appreciation for Rosen’s help in supporting her children and her community.

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    5“I fell in love with the neighborhood,” says Rosen. “I knew I wanted to do some type of scholarship program for them.”