Take a look-see at this wonderful operation. I’ve met the woman who started this project and secured the former vacant post office to use as the center. Fulton Hill, a neighborhood that is in a stage of transition, desperately needed a community center as there were no other existing community resources. Mary Lou Decossaux, executive director of the center, raised funds, and almost entirely ran the building on her own for the first couple years. Now, the building houses multiple programs such as a Montessori school, tutoring, recording studio, scouts, and GED classes. Every transitional neighborhood needs a centering place to bring the community together. And, if you are part of an organization trying to accomplish a similar feat, I highly recommend contacting Ms. Decossaux for tips.