Brockton, Massachusetts is a city of 100,000. Fully 30,000 of them are Cape Verdean, from or descended from people on the small Portuguese-speaking island nation off West Africa.
Many of the kids go to the city's public schools, a struggling system that’s turned around recently — but not for everyone.
At a bowling alley, 20-year old Kevin, a tall lanky man, relaxes over a soda. He’s not here to knock down pins.
“I just chill with my friends. Be around girls and that’s it.”