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Active 2008-Present
 

"There's just so much stuff that's happening out here... Do you know how many people died this week?  When I say about twenty people died on Dauphin and Susquehanna this week, got shot up… When I get on the bus to go home my face is frowning, like oh my God… I don't wanna go back home. I know I'm going back home to my kids, but I'm also going back home to go hear another gunshot…"

Active 2008-Present
 

I’m going to have a career.  I’m going to take my kids, and I’m going to take them out of here.  I want to go somewhere nice—to a nice neighborhood where they have clean playgrounds, where you don’t see a lot of violence.  Although it’s hard, because it’s everywhere.  No matter where you try to go, violence is everywhere.  It’s hard.

Active 2008-Present
 

"I don’t think a human on this earth can love until they have a baby."

See Tamika featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Tamika is 29 and has two children, aged 3 and 4. 

Active 2008-Present
 

"Come leave your world just for one week and live in my world.  Tell me how you're going to make it and survive-- how emotionally you're going to keep yourself together.   To day-by-day look at your kids and tell them, 'I don't have any money to take you to the store.'  Or, 'We're eating Oodles of Noodles today because the food stamps didn't last.'"

Active 2008-Present
 

"No matter what level, what class, everybody needs to make a living. Jobs need to be created to just give that chance.  People are capable."

See Ashley featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

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