Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Turner Courts--rough neighborhood, bright and eager students

Some say, and I happen to agree, that Rochester Park is about as rough and tough as it gets in inner city Dallas. The neighborhood the city forgets. This in spite of the fact that this community is among the most historic and significant in the city.

Right in the heart of this community, in the middle of a public housing development, sits Central Dallas Ministries' After School Academy where we've been at work since 2000.

I expect you receive all sorts of invitations to view video presentations online. So, forgive me, but the collection of still photography in this link from The Dallas Morning News is a must-see for anyone who cares about our urban communities, the education of children and the uplift of everyone who is striving for a better life.

Take a look. You won't be sorry that you did.


1 comment:

Raquel said...

I LOVED the kids laughing in the background... Congratulations to all of you involved in this ministry!

And a really random tidbit, I thought that you might enjoy a book called Castaway Kid that I just finished reading. Not sure why, but maybe you can check it out.