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Rockwood is one of the most challenged — and exciting — neighborhoods you will find anywhere in the United States.
Some basic facts about Rockwood:
The reality is this: every system is broken in Rockwood. This includes: education, government, healthcare, business, justice, financial, and community.
In light of the challenges, the people of Rockwood have proven to be tough, resilient, and hopeful. Following their spirit, we are building an exciting future in partnership with our Rockwood neighbors.
The Rockwood community is home to incredible diversity. Our neighbors speak more than 88 languages at home and have the youngest population in the metro area. The community is hungry for change and people from the community are leading the way.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments are pouring into Rockwood, entrepreneurs are building businesses, violence is down, community members are running for office and starting community-based nonprofits, and large systems are starting to engage in meaningful change.
Our work is focused on working alongside our Rockwood neighbors to bring about lasting systems-level change to the community.