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Claudia curls her fingers around the bright yellow crayon, focuses intently on the page in front of her and starts coloring in the sun – bold and bright, just like the little girl’s personality. She loves to draw and dreams of being an artist. Claudia came to Community Partners a few
Cultivating a garden could be considered a magic trick. By tilling the soil, planting seeds and ensuring they get exactly the right amount of water, sunlight and care – you are creating something that didn’t exist before and making it possible to let life bloom. The H Street Park in Lake
She shuts the door and pads softly to her bed – a soft mass of wrinkled sheets twisted around a fading comforter. Samantha hasn’t left her room in a few days. She’s not sure if she can leave it again. A senior in high school, 17-year-old Samantha was suffering from generalized anxiety
An explosion of brain research over the past 20 years has led to many exciting discoveries, and some have profound implications for community development. We have learned that 90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of life. Given that children literally constitute our
As community development practitioners, we often wrestle with complexity. There are rarely, if ever, clear-cut answers. For instance, many of us are committed to helping families living in “pockets” of concentrated risk and poverty. But how? Typically, we look to programmatic solutions
A small, artistic enclave located on Florida’s southeast Atlantic coast, Lake Worth is a diverse and vibrant community which features the 20th highest percentage of Guatemalan residents in the United States and the 21st highest Haitian population in the country with over a quarter of the
The biggest concern of the average 11-year-old boy should be if his basketball team is going to make the playoffs and the big history test next Wednesday. Kenny was worried about not making enough money selling CDs on the streets of Lake Worth. He hoped people would buy his wares because
Vice President of Community Services Jaime-Lee Brown stopped by the WPEC CBS12 studios to discuss the great work Community Partners is doing in Palm Beach County. To view the video, click here. Almost half of the kids in Palm Beach County live at or below the poverty line and through our
Talking to Kyle is like diving into Wikipedia. You start with one topic and ten minutes later, you’re talking about something completely different with no comprehension of how you went from point A to point B. A garrulous 30-year-old, Kyle is the kind of man with the ability to strike up a
A few months ago, home was a friend’s couch but as the days grew longer, Kellie grew more and more worried. Without a stable home, she wouldn’t be able to get her four children out of foster care. Without a stable job, they might not be a family again. Kellie turned to the TANF Program