Shimita’s story contains the reality that most natural-born U.S. citizens will never fully understand: What it is like to lose everything to violence and war. Every part of Shimita’s life was lost. Not only was he forced to leave behind his beloved people, but had to risk everything and undergo unspeakable hardship and violence to […]

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Life hasn’t been easy for 18-year-old Dylan. Having been diagnosed with a form of Autism, he found school and life challenging at times. Dylan’s bike was his primary form of transportation; while searching the internet for a bike repair shop, he found the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective. According to Dylan, “The first time I came […]

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James was 31 years old and weighed 321 pounds. He had been overweight most of his life and was ready to make a change. He had assumed that the problem was genetic, not caused by food choices or a lack of exercise. But after a business trip to Mississippi where he overindulged in southern cuisine, […]

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The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households. The Bicycle Collective achieves their mission through a […]

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Heart of Our Community would like to express appreciation to the Guadalupe School dedicated to “Transforming Lives through Education”. Guadalupe School is a community of students, staff and volunteers who believe that education is the greatest tool to end the cycle of poverty. This month Heart of the Community shared the stories of Kyle Price […]

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When Brayden* came to Guadalupe School to start the sixth grade, he was at just a third grade reading level. He liked to read and he read well in Spanish, his native language. Brayden’s family had emigrated from Mexico and at home he spoke only Spanish. He liked school, but like anyone who has tried […]

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