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"R.I.P"

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R.I.P. Rest in peace Darcside even thought I never knew you. It was like stepping back in time.  I was transported back to day one at the south Chattanooga rec center. But this time I was in Bushtown at the Carver Rec.  Moving from the lobby couch into the multi-purpose room the kids looked at me like I was an alien - clearly recognizing me as a stranger to the...

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Here We Go Again - You Ready?

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Our summer plans didn't go exactly as planned. Back in May we looked forward to a sabbath from serve+share, mentoring, and the chaotic rhythm of the academic year. Our goals were to plan ahead, set new goals for the following school year, rest up, catch our breath, and prepare. As most of you know a minor incident of arson stole the show for about six weeks. Thank you all ...

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13 SUMMER INTERNS - 1 TRIP TO THE MALL - SCHOOL CLOTHES FOR A YEAR!

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Thirteen youth from completed their summer internships last week. All too often youth like these are recruited into local gangs and the cycle of violence and poverty continues in neighborhoods likeWithout a support system, skills, and alternative activities, these youth lack what they need to succeed. Particularly in the summer when the rhythm of school is long forgotten, ...

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