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Character building in Shreveport

AN IDEA SO CRAZY IT JUST MIGHT WORK: Manhattan Institute Fellow Sharpel Welch reports that character building efforts targeting middle- and high-school students in Allendale, one of Shreveport, Louisiana’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods, have helped reduce major crime in that area by 60 percent over a 10-year period.

Greg Brooks

Greg Brooks

Greg Brooks is the founder and president of the Better Cities Project. He previously led public affairs for the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, public relations for the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute, and national outreach efforts for several other groups.

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