June 8, 2012 1:25PM

Homeless to Harvard

When high school student Dawn Loggins was abandoned by her parents, the people in her North Carolina community moved in to take care of her.  They didn't want her to be turned over to the state child welfare agencies.  For her part, Dawn performed janitorial work before and after school, while getting top grades.  She is now on her way to study at Harvard.  CNN has the story.   It's a remarkable example of what Charles Murray calls the "tendrils of community."