I went with two members of the Collateral
Repair Project (CRP) team (with whom I'm volunteering), to visit a
thriving community center here in Amman.
The center's story is exciting: begun in 1977 by
Dr. Nasser, a sociology professor at University of Jordan, who inspired
his students to go into the community, find out what it needed, analyze
their findings, and propose solutions.
The result was this handsome two-story structure that
is an integral part of its community. Their programs, their staff,
and their facility are all high quality.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the story is that
the community was initially skeptical, even antagonistic. But as
they saw the dedicated work of the student volunteers, they began
pitching in, and were a tremendous help.