This past week we made amazing progress on our final project, the GGC Health Fair set on August 2. We canvassed the neighborhood around Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC), also known as Pocket Town. Sam Binion, the unofficial “mayor” of Pocket Town and an important community organizer and leader, took us around and introduced us and our project to neighbors. The community members we’ve met have responded so positively to the fair! I can’t wait for next week.

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Sam and Team GGC, passing through a “hot spot” for violence where community leaders have maintained a flower bed on the center divider of the intersection (seen in the background). On our way to meet neighbors!