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Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Neighbors Creating Neighborhoods

Sheenita Robinson is a community activist. And she's not happy about the boarded up and abandoned buildings in her Washington Park neighborhood that attract gang activity. She’s got an idea for a mobile app she hopes will hold the owners of those buildings accountable for them and help the neighborhood become safer through community involvement.

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Topics: abandoned buildings, center for neighborhood technology, gangs, mobile apps, neighborhood activism, trust100, urban sustainability app competition, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism, washington park