Determining the social effects of gentrification is the goal for (left to right) Kate Bowman, Karim Jetha, Wendy Leiser and Veena Gursahani, four of the 16 Kenneth Cole fellows for 2005. To gather data, they are holding focus groups and meeting individually with residents of the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District and Cabbagetown; the answers they get will go into a final report that also will include any suggestions to ease tensions, should there be any, between longtime residents and new homeowners. Three other community-based summer projects are being completed by other groups of fellows.
PHOTO CREDIT: KAY HINTON
Change is constant for 2005 Cole fellows
For each of the last four summers, the Kenneth Cole Fellowship in Community Building and Social Change has sent its eager and earnest young charges into the Atlanta metro area—most often into its most challenging neighborhoods—to pull those communities together and work for positive change.
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