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Beaumont, Texas

Combating Poverty Through Civic Engagement and Youth Empowerment

  • Poverty
  • Youth Empowerment

Beaumont has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. The reported overall crime in Beaumont, TX is 6k, 90% higher than the average of crimes committed in the nation, which sits at 2k per 100k. When it comes to violent crimes, the crime rate is 156% higher than the Texas average and 188% higher than the national average.

Howard University Alternative Spring Break strives to assist in the recovery of Beaumont, Texas by working with the Youth Young Adult Fellowship Alliance, Salvation Army and the Southeast Texas Food Bank. During the week, participants will address problems prevailing in North and Southeast Beaumont, serving under the initiative - combating violence through civic engagement with a concentration in community restoration and youth empowerment. We will be focusing on issues that have been exacerbated and caused by Hurricane Harvey while creating an environment that challenges the youth to take action in order to transform their community.

COORDINATOR

Thalia Stallworth
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Major: Sports Medicine & Psychology
Classification: Sophomore
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