Published August 21, 2013
Washington D.C. -- the U.S. capital -- has seen many changes since the crack-cocaine boom of the 1980s, with its devastating effect on the inner city. But for many with low incomes and limited opportunities … it is still a fight just to survive. Nearly one in five Washington residents live below the poverty line, and crime and violence are a constant presence in low-income neighborhoods. But some in the inner city are trying to right their communities. Arash Arabasadi of VOA’s Persian News Network goes a few rounds with one such non-profit organization.