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Week 5: Don’t spend your money on July 7!

https://www.blackoutday.org/ Across social media, I have been seeing posts circulating about a national economic “blackout” day in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. #BlackOutDay2020 is a response to the millions of black squares posted on Instagram on June 2, 2020, in support of black lives and black-owned businesses. The campaign challenges everyone to avoid …

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Week 4: A Culture of HOPE

If I could describe the HOPE Village culture in one word, it would be empowered. While the HVR full-time staff comprises of only 4 people, this doesn’t stop them from creating sustainable projects that benefit their community. All the staff members live in the HOPE Village, which means that they truly know the community’s needs …

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Week 2: HOPE Village Revitalization

My community placement is HOPE Village Revitalization, a community-led, community-driven non-profit organization focused on creating a sustainable, equitable, and healthy neighborhood with a high quality of life for all. They are a relatively new organization, as they broke off from Focus: HOPE last year in order to become more community-centered. Their mission is to move …

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