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Spotlight On: RecoveryPark

“We need to change the stories we tell ourselves. Reframe the conversation. Look at vacancy as open space – don’t look at what was here but what could be here. Don’t focus on the past but the possibilities for the future.” – Gary Wozniak, President and Founder
Recently I learned about an incredible  community development initiative aimed at creating accessible jobs for those facing barriers to employment called RecoveryPark. Based in Detroit, it is a massive collaboration between private business and non-for-profits that envisions the city along multiple components including: education, agriculture/urban farming, community development, food production, commercial and housing development and more. Not only does it promise to revitalize Detroit, but it represents hope and opportunity for struggling and marginalized citizens struggling to make ends meet.