Some neighborhoods get pushed to the side, separated
(figuratively and sometimes literally) from the heart of a city
and left to face growing rates of crime, poverty, unemployment,
or other harmful consequences.
For too long, that was the story of the Oak Park neighborhood
near downtown Sacramento, California. Through a concerted
effort by a local non-profit in the community for the last 30
years, we are seeing real change and an upward trajectory. The
Oak Park story provides lessons and hope for similarly situated
communities across the country.