October 23, 2011
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Church volunteer Blakelee Bartik, right, helps Jonathan Hidalgo, left, and Cristian Garfias with their homework last week at the Hope Center in Loganville.
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Church volunteer Emily Petty, center, laughs with Alex Avela, 7, and Christy Zepeda, 8, while playing a game of Connect Four during an after school program at the Hope Center.
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman The Hope Center not only provides an after school program for kids, but has English classes for adults, homework help and other events for the community.
Special Photo Gunshot holes were found throughout the trailer before the church bought it and created the Hope Center.
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman What was once a dirty, old trailer now features new siding, a deck and a welcoming feel to members of the community.
Special Photo Before the church took over the trailer, it was dirty with bullet holes, drugs and trash. After it was purchased, members of the church cleaned it up to create the Hope Center.
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Volunteers help with the kids' homework during the after school program at the Hope Center.
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LOGANVILLE -- The bullets started biting a few ticks past 11 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2009.