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Lauderhill Teens Pave Way For Upgraded City Site

August 6, 2013

By Karen Yi, Sun Sentinel

A group of Lauderhill teenagers is paving the way for a safer, more inviting city.
After securing $420,000 in November to upgrade safety features on an overpass by Northwest 19th Street and 51st Avenue, the students received another $95,000 grant to add art to their project.
"If the community sees things changing, it can make them change," said Shanna Virgile, 17, who helped lobby for the upgrades.
The students are working with two Florida International University faculty members, who designed several 30-foot tall umbrella-like structures to line the path to the overpass. The work, being funded by a Community Foundation of Broward grant, should be done by December. Read more...
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