Sgt. Charles C. Nelson of the U.S. Capitol Police is a rare Washington, D.C. native. He says that he feels "blessed to have parents who worked and fought for my brother and I to have the best educational opportunities possible" while growing up in the inner city and attending DC public schools. "Far too often, other children weren't so lucky," he remembers. That is why he does whatever he can to help children striving to achieve their educational goals live up to their potential.