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Season 2, Episode 1: Collateral Repair Podcast

For the past three months, I've been working to revitalize an old CRP project — the Collateral Repair Podcast. And I'm thrilled to say that after all that hard work, with the help and support of...

Ingenuity and perseverance = success

One of my favorite new things at CRP is a showroom that we recently opened at our community center in Downtown. The first time I wandered in, I found a massive selection of beautiful tote bags,...

The Home Maintenance program at CRP.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. -Maria Robinson Stop for a second and look at the picture below. What do you notice? Smiles, hard work, accomplishment, success,...

A summer we’ll never forget

This summer, here at CRP, we welcomed kids from our communities in Hashemi and Downtown for our Unforgettable Summer Camp. Now that the kids are back at school we thought we’d let you know how it...
Tamara and Hiba

Let me tell you a love story.

It is so wonderful to reconnect with people that mean a lot to you in your life, isn’t it? Especially someone you worked with for a long time and found really inspiring. I first met Hiba...

Have you met CRP’s gardeners?

As summer is coming to an end, our volunteer gardening team has been busy preparing the garden for winter. Our center grounds are lovingly maintained by a group of community members who work together to look after the plants...

Do you also think about this?

On a typical workday, I leave my house in the morning from what many consider the ‘‘Middle Ground,’’ of Amman, take a taxi to the CRP Community Center in the Hashemi Shamali neighborhood of East...

Look at what a little art can do.

Phase 1 of the Community Art Project is well underway! For the past 2 weeks, CRP Interns, Grace & Milkay (that's me!), have been at the Downtown center every day working on murals--from morning to evening....

A Commemoration of Rosemary Nuri

On June 18th, CRP had the great pleasure of celebrating the life of Rosemary Nuri, a former CRP board member and, more importantly, my grandmother. Rosemary saw CRP's potential from the organization's beginnings. Because of her...

Making Magic With Trash

These days, I spend most of my time painting for the Community Art Project at the CRP Downtown Center. One of my favorite things about being here is that I get to be so close to the new Upcycling...