Monticello ongoing revitalization effort
neighborhood redefined
Monticello ongoing revitalization effort
neighborhood redefined
Monticello ongoing revitalization effort
neighborhood redefined
Monticello ongoing revitalization effort
neighborhood redefined
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In just a few years, the people of the Monticello neighborhood in Clarksburg, WV have dreamed, planned, and carried out a vision for a revitalized community center, the Kelly Miller Community Center. A community garden is at the heart of their work, and it serves as a place to teach, connect, and build ties with their neighbors. A Blessings Box located in the garden is always stocked with supplies to help neighbors in need. In their facility, a computer center, fitness center, auditorium, and many dedicated rooms house activities like karate classes, yoga, a book club, chess club, and special events. Community clean-ups are regularly organized to help maintain the beauty of the surrounding area.

The residents of Monticello show us that, no matter the size of a community, heart, collaboration, and perseverance can create a beacon of hope for residents.

I got involved because each person plays a part. When folks see you working so hard, a lot of times, you will pique their interest, and they will get involved.

Sherri James, program director of the Kelly Miller Community Center

even if you're just one person, you can make change for the better.

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