The Hill House is to be commended for the overall work it is doing, but especially the recent project of creating a charter school for dropouts. This is addressing a critical need in the Black community.

But what’s scary is that I learned about this venture from a phone call stating that the Hill House was abandoning all its important social programs. And what’s even scarier is that there were some people who believed it, especially the person who made the call.

Well, after some research it was found out that to make room for this program, some other programs were moved to other facilities. So instead of replacing these programs they were moved to better sites and some of the people or agencies running these programs were changed to better service these clients and the community as a whole. Now I’m not saying the Hill House administration is perfect. We may find later that some of these moves were not good moves, but I believe that most of the moves that Cheryl Hall-Russell has made so far have been good moves. Especially the drop out charter school.

Why? Because I’ve run into so many young people in their teens to late 20s who have dropped out of school, and are now very, very sorry they did because earning a GED is much harder than it used to be, and getting a job without a degree or GED is extremely hard, to the point of almost being impossible, and it’s getting harder.

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