by Bobbie McCreary
June 23, 2004
Our non-profits and school
services that add so much to our lives in the way of arts, activities
and services for newborns to shut-ins need your support in order
to continue to provide these essential programs that make our
community a positive place to live.
Quoting from a very thorough
Harvard study on community violence completed over the past five
years lends statistical credence to the value of community based
solutions to poverty and social decline. Quoting the author,
Dr. Felton Earls, professor of human behavior and development
at the Harvard School of Public Health, Rather than focusing
on arresting squeegee men and graffiti scrawlers, local governments
should support the development of cooperative efforts in low-income
neighborhoods by encouraging the efforts of neighbors to meet
and work together. Cities that sow community gardens, he said,
may reap a harvest of not only kale and tomatoes, but safer neighborhoods
and healthier children.
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