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Be Inspired. . .  by the Center's founder, the late Kathleen Bolden, who opened the Center in 1991 with a goal of creating a safe, nurturing place for youth in the midst of a struggling community. 25 years later, the Center honors her legacy and her vision by our commitment to food security, healthy kids and strong families. We specialize in creative learning programs for children and teens, and we believe in the power of youth leadership. Proceeds from the books benefit youth and garden programs at the Warren-Sharpe Community Center. The books, and others to come, help people across the world see all the right that can be found in a neighborhood where parents work hard to keep their children safe and their dreams alive.

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A community organizer and civil rights activist, Kathleen Bolden founded the Warren-Sharpe Community Center to support and empower at-risk youth and their families. Her campaigns for peace and justice continued until her untimely death at age 57. This collection of essays -- written by the people who knew her, loved her and fought by her side -- chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman through childhood and motherhood, civil unrest and social injustice, tragedy and triumph. In the words of her friend, poet Lita Holmes, "She dared to believe the world could be a better place ... and because of her ... it is."

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Purchase the cookbook, Veggie Casserole, and have fun cooking while supporting our community center.

Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama, the children of Warren-Sharpe Community Center planted an urban garden. Soon they were harvesting vegetables and cooking healthy meals for everyone on their block. In August, 2015 they would step onto the South Lawn of the White House, and see for themselves that dreams can come true. In a neighborhood with more guns than jobs, the Warren-Sharpe kids created a garden of hope. Veggie Casserole is the story of what they've learned -- about gardening and cooking, about reclaiming their community, and about building the future with their own hands. All proceeds from this book benefit youth and garden programs at Warren-Sharpe Community Center.  Available now at VeggieCasserole.org for $19.99.

Warren-Sharpe Community Center
454 S Joliet St, Joliet, IL 60436, IL
815.722.2727
info@warren-sharpecommunitycenter.org
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