The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

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Just Down the Street

I’ve been in the projects since I was four. I was raised in the projects all of my life. If I were to tell my professors that I grew up in the projects, they’ll probably, look at me differently.  They judge. They all do. Even if they don’t want to, they do. The mayor, you hear him say all the time, you have to help your own community. You have to help your neighbors, right? So they make us feel like we can’t leave, but when we don’t leave, we don’t have a future here, either. What are we supposed to do? It’s not fun to be in the projects.

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