By Suzie Boss, Edutopia.com
…At the core of Strickland’s vision is a community arts center, the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG), just blocks from his old high school on the north side of Pittsburgh. Wedged between warehouses and a noisy freeway overpass, the center offers a contrast to urban decay: No bars on these big windows. No graffiti. No metal detectors. And some 900 students coming through the two-story brick building each year for serious art study…..
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