Even the national media has taken notice of the disastrous upsurge in Chicago youth violence.
But charter schools may not be the answer. They don't equate with quality, and some communities believe they actually increase violence.
A better economy may start with the relationships that are forged within communities. It is these kinds of links that can lead to wider policy changes that are also necessary to create a new kind of economy that lifts up the well being of more people.
Thanks to the vision of Joseph and Samson Mutongu, a basketball court has morphed into a community center, sports facility and the rainwater catchment system for hundreds of children that attend schools located on the campus.
Our country is facing a glut of complex problems that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements and compelling leaders.
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