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New Idea - New Banner

Since today was "think day" I spent most of my time wandering around the city, just looking and watching. And the more I looked around, the more things I saw could be fixed - such as graffiti on the walls that needed to be painted over or houses that needed to be fixed up. Then I went about figuring out how they could be changed, and what I came up with was through youth volunteers.

You see, most of my issues with coming up with an idea were the things that I wanted to help find… Continue

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The E-Mails have been Sent

So I have spent the morning constructing and sending out an introduction letter too the college, the United Way and the Rochester School District to ask for their support in this project.

While it is a small step it is the first of many that I will need to take in the 30 days that I have left to complete this personal mission of mine. The next 29 are going to be much tougher than copy/paste a letter.

Here is too the future. Let the negotiations begin. Oh, the stress but… Continue

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:01pm

Scholarships for Inner City Children - It's a Start

What: My plan, considering the last one came to an abrupt end, is to get at least one graduating inner city student an associates scholarship to my local community college who would not otherwise, for any number of possible reasons, be able to acquire the money needed to go.

Why: If you have read any of my last posts the answer to this question should come as no surprise. I believe that a poor education (and by poor I mean "lack of continued") is the source for so many other problems… Continue

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 5:46am

Not So Original After All

So the Mayor got back to me last night and "respectfully" suggested that I check out the United Way since they are pretty much already doing what I was planning on doing. Son of a...

So my question now is "why isn't it working?" The educational system is still a bust. There are still people working 2 or 3 jobs just to get food on the table. The Crime rate is out of control. I mean, look at this:…


Posted on March 4, 2010 at 3:36pm

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