Bringing "Community" Back To Communities

Helping at-risk youth gain "do-for-self" entrepreneurial skills is the goal of the "Sweet Potato Project". Sylvester Brown talks about promoting self-sustaining urban communities by empowering the people. 

Sylvester could write a book about his life experiences and, in fact, he has. He also is an award-winning writer (previous stints include St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist and Take Five Magazine publisher) who founded the non-profit When We Dream Together (WWDT). The organization’s mission: to promote self-sustaining urban communities by empowering ordinary people. Its “Sweet Potato Project” — where at-risk youth plant, market and ultimately sell their products — teaches important “do-for-self” entrepreneurial skills.

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