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Ames Military School Opposition to be a Focus of Neighborhood Congress

“It’s another way to keep politicians on their feet and tell them we have power and we can do a lot — especially when we have the support of the community,” said Jennifer Valasquez, 19, a youth organizer with the association and former Kelvyn Park High School student.

Lathrop Residents Pray for Preservation

“Are we really breaking up concentrations of poverty if we insist on sharply limiting the number of low- and moderate-income families that can access jobs, schools, and shopping in an economically thriving North Side community?” [John McDemott] asked.  “Or are we really reinforcing larger patterns of segregation and patterns of gentrification and displacement?”