There is a great divide in DC between haves and have nots—so much so that many people residing in DC aren’t aware an area like Lincoln Heights even exists. Lincoln Heights is public housing in a forgotten neighborhood in Northeast DC that will soon be redeveloped. Walking through Marvin Gaye Park, one will see junkies nodding out on benches and drug dealers making no secret of their business. Walking through the streets, one will pass by homes that don’t even have doors or proper lighting, and mothers and fathers trying to parent children that don’t have access to the safety and comfort many of us enjoy. However, through the chaos of the neighborhood, the children shine as its bright spot. Curious, fun-loving, creative, the youth of Lincoln Heights are a joy to be around—they inspire us with their adventurous spirits and willingness to learn. Our images show the spirit of a youth that will not be marginalized. Shot by students of Words Beats & Life/Rosina Photography.
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