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Keri Szejda Fehrenbach

Keri Szejda Fehrenbach

Research Assistant

Center for a Livable Future

“Project Corner Store:” Youth Make Muscle Broccoli

This blogpost was co-written with Mia Celucci and Allison Righter.

Recently, a few of us from CLF admired colorful painted posters of fruits and vegetables (including this awesome broccoli floret with huge muscles), enjoyed free samples of healthy snacks, and got our hands dirty making food art. Just another day in the office? We wish!

Seizing the opportunity to get out of the office and support local community groups and events whenever possible, we gladly accepted the invitation to attend a Community Food Fair in East Baltimore hosted by youth from a summer program at The Club at Collington Square. The Club provides after-school and summer programming that focuses on academic support, community arts programming, and middle school youth leadership for students enrolled in Collington Square School, a K-8 Title 1 school in East Baltimore. Located in a low-income community that’s challenged by high crime rates and poor health outcomes, the Club offers a safe haven for youth where they can engage in and be empowered by a wide variety of positive and educational activities. Read More >