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NU-Hope for local communities

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Ruston’s NU-Hope organization held a block party on Saturday to raise awareness about their project designed to revitalize neighborhoods and communities in Lincoln Parish. Pictured above is a rendition of the completed project.

It was once the site of Our Christian Funeral Home before being destroyed in a fire on Jan. 26, 2013.

Now, Kevin J. Singh, an architect and associate professor of architecture in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University, is trying to make a symbol of hope to build a stronger community on the south side of Ruston.

Singh helped start NU-Hope (Neighborhoods Unified for Hope, Inc.), last November in a mission to revitalize neighborhoods and communities in Lincoln Parish that are at least partially characterized by elevated levels of crime and poverty.

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