Community Health, Youth Voices
Childhood was a series of moves from one bad neighborhood to the next for Komenan Armand Brou. From Oakland to West Africa and back to the Bay Area, Brou lived in neighborhoods that made him fear going outside and in homeless shelters that were dirty and disruptive. “Although I was in a really negative environment, the reason why I never gave up or joined a gang, is because I had hope. I knew one day my situation would get better.” Read more at Richmond Pulse.