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Peace & prosperity
As this eventful year comes to a close, we at NeighborWorks wish you peace and prosperity.
Sandra Robertson: Reconnecting residents to the land
When she bought her first home, it was a food desert and vacant lots marked the area—a consequence of the blight and demolitions triggered by the housing crisis.
Manfred Reid: Transcending negative perceptions
Today, however, Manfred Reid is a widely recognized city leader, heading the revitalization of the Russell neighborhood once known as the “Harlem of the South."
Erin Sorensen: Making neighborhoods inclusive
Erin’s first major project was the conversion of a vacant lot near her home into a community garden. Looking to recruit participants, she went door to door through the NeighborWorks’ apartments across the street.
Erika Cooper: Committing 'full out'
In 2010, Erika Cooper founded Uplifting a Life, essentially an “active parents committee.” Its mission is simple: Stop talking about problems and start fixing them. It started with movie nights and apple picking.
Maria Elvia Salazar: Breaking down barriers
Because Elvia isn’t afraid to speak up, others are brave as well. At her own housing development, Elvia has dramatically increased resident participation at tenant meetings and other events.
Don Feist: Refusing to give up
“Everything is broken and the only way we are going to get it fixed is if we fix it,” Don told the local newspaper at the time. “Everything is going to change now.” And it did.
Debra Stanley: Empathizing with the 'other'
Debra Stanley's willingness to empathize with the “other,” including those in or recently released from prison, has been a trademark of hers throughout her life.
Deeqo Jibril: Setting a different example
What a long way Deeqo Jibril has come—from fleeing a civil war in her home country of Somalia at the age of 12, to hosting an iftar with leaders of the Boston Police Department and the FBI.
Creating Places of Opportunity: Investing in Neighborhoods
Our special Wednesday symposium at the NeighborWorks training institute in Detroit, Michigan focused on innovative strategies for restoring competitiveness to distressed areas.
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