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RETHINK! REBUILD! RENEW!

Close your eyes. Tap into your imagination. What do you see? Do you see your street, your neighborhood, or your city? Vacant lots once filled with unhealthy and unsightly debris have been transformed into gardens that yield colorful and fragrant flowers and an astounding variety of edible vegetables. During the week –- on school days – the doors of every church, synagogue, mosque, and temple are open at seven o’clock in the morning. Members of the congregation are busy preparing and serving a healthy
breakfast to children who would otherwise go to school on an empty stomach. No longer are the children on your street, your neighborhood, and in your city going to school hungry and unable to concentrate on their studies. And members of the congregations escort the children to school to make sure
that they arrive there safely and on time. Weekly community council meetings bring together neighbors, concerned citizens, health care professionals and providers, social services professiona…