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Dedicating one summer to finding solutions

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | July 9, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.

Three weeks in to their self proclaimed Summer of Solutions, young visionaries Acadia Roher and Harmony Hudson are discussing their underlying philosophies, Cheree Franco tells us in Wednesday’s Family section.

“So we went door-knocking, and it’s amazing how you can drive down a street for months and never know about a place, and then you get on foot and you start to understand more what’s going on there. Getting to know people and seeing their living situations … it’s sparked a lot of discussions about, what is poverty, how is this city situated, what’s the history of this, how do we play into it?” Roher says.

Roher and Hudson, both 25, coordinate the Little Rock branch of Summer of Solutions, which is as much about education as it is activism. For an entire summer, they and a small band of volunteers they have recruited are volunteering full time to help improve the 12th Street corridor, a Little Rock neighborhood south of Interstate 630.

They have a busy schedule. There are gardens to grow, dinners to host, cracks to be caulked and plenty of problems in need of a solution.

See Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to learn more.

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