Report for America corps members are publishing new stories across the U.S. every day. Report Local is a weekly round-up of some of those stories and new developments in our program.
Manny Ramos is a Chicago native who now covers the south and west sides of the city. We asked him about his experience so far and how he found the sources for his recently published capstone piece, “Why tearing down Englewood to save it hasn’t worked.”
My greatest accomplishment in my first year with Report for America has to be the sources I’ve developed around the city. I have been able to meet with so many advocacy groups doing good in neighborhoods but also just developing relationships with the average person.
Also Reporting For America in this issue:
? A new digital reality for California parents of teens
⌛️ Hurricane Dorian recovery in North Carolina can’t come soon enough
? In Palm Desert, California Indian Nation College meets its first class
⚠️ In Mississippi, ‘jail has been the go-to spot for all the mentally ill’