John Brown is 19 years old and from the 75215 zip code in South Dallas, Texas. He’s been in and out of the system 3 times since he turned 14 – both juvenile detention and federal incarceration. His community is 70% African-American with under-enrolled public schools, high rates of joblessness and off-the chart STD rates compared to the city average. 70% of the population doesn’t have access to a car, yet there are minimal public transportation options. 93% of the homes in the area are worth less than $100,000 and the region is a food desert – there is little-to no access to fresh produce. 49% of the community does not have a high school diploma or an equivalency and South Dallas has lost 54% of its population between 1970 and 2000, leaving a predominantly poor community with few options to climb the American economic ladder of opportunity.