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Seminary Students Will Help With Revitalization

May 7, 2008, 6:16 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Seminary Students Will Help With Revitalization
A central Sioux Falls neighborhood targeted for a turn-around is getting some additional help. The Sioux Falls Seminary is stepping in to help the city clean up Pettigrew Heights around eleventh street and Duluth Avenue.

The neighborhood's been a troubled area of the city for several years now. But an announcement from the Sioux Falls Seminary is giving the Pettigrew Heights area a breath of fresh air. 

Sioux Falls Seminary President Mike Hagan says, "The goals of the project are to restore a sense of pride to Pettigrew Heights and it's residents, to become a bridge between churches, residents, city government and the wider community, and to provide students with valuable first-hand experiences in doing so." 

Wednesday the Seminary announced it's buying this old apartment building on 12th and Summit to turn it into a place for students to live and reach out to the community. 

Hagan says, "Through this, students will become directly involved in the area in the lives of residents." 

The students will move into the building and begin to remodel it this summer and fall. While living at the apartments they'll also help clean up the area, work with youth and counsel their neighbors. 

Mayor Dave Munson says, "But this is going to be the center of what we need, and when we can bring this in and they can reach out to this neighborhood and they can bring the programs to this neighborhood that can help all of us to become a richer, better, community." 

And by placing student volunteers in the middle of a revitalization project the Sioux Falls Seminary hopes it can help make Pettigrew Heights and the city of Sioux Falls a better place to live. 

There are 11 apartments in the building the Seminary is buying. A resident director will also live in the building to help guide the students with their work.

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