Community Activist ‘Mama Shu,’ continues blight to beauty journey
When it comes to the term “Community Building,” Shamayim Harris, more affectionally known as ‘Mama Shu’ is doing this literally. A native of Highland Park, when Mama Shu saw her neighborhood in ruins, instead of giving up and moving away, she envisioned turning the blight to beauty. After years of hard work and determination, Avalon Village, a community within a community was created.
Highland Park Mom Transforming Blighted Neighborhood To Beauty, All While Suffering Devastating Loss
A life long Highland Park resident couldn’t ignore the extreme blight on one city block. She bought an abandon house on the block, fixed it up and began creating Avalon Village, turning blight to beauty. There’s now a homework house, STEM...detroit.cbslocal.com