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“Truly a model that is renewing the entire city”

One of the first things that Dianne Schick realized and liked about Community Renewal is that this is a work not just for a few, but for all. “I like that Community Renewal is building relationships that go across the city. This is truly a model that is renewing the entire city,” she said.

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Friendship House inspires graduate to help others

LaSherrica Burks is facing the future with confidence and courage – thanks in large part to the Friendship House Youth Club in her neighborhood. Recently turned 18, and a 2017 graduate from Booker T. Washington High School, she has big dreams that include giving back to the community.

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Crime plummets in Friendship House areas

Crime has fallen dramatically in the five low-income areas where Community Renewal operates neighborhood Friendship Houses, according to recent reports by the Shreveport and Bossier City Police Departments. Major crime has dropped an average of 52 percent in the four Friendship House areas in Shreveport and the one in Bossier City.

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