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Maria Rutledge

Maria Rutledge Maria Rutledge had lived in her South Los Angeles home for about 50 years without having to make any major repairs to it. So, naturally, when she realized that her heater’s floor switch was broken, she didn’t think twice about replacing the toggle herself. But a few days before jumping into the project,

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Latrece Jackson

Latrece Jackson 2012 marked Latrece Jackson’s 10th year as one of SCOPE’s community leaders. “We were working hard talking to folks about Proposition 30,” she remembers. “There was no time to get sick—too much action going on. There’s a real verve here at SCOPE that comes from the pace and the people. But, in that

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Pat Jones

Pat Jones Pat Jones often rides the bus for free—because when she hops on, drivers know that the service she provides to their passengers is worth much more than the fare. She’s a minister at the First Church of God Center of Hope in Inglewood. “But the people who need counsel the most are the

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Abraham Hernandez

Abraham Hernandez As a graffiti writer, Abraham Hernandez learned to appreciate South LA, where he was born and raised, by tagging buildings late at night—a way to stake his claim in a place that he saw disappearing, and develop his dream of being a visual artist. “It gave a sense of pride, and sense of

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