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Rundberg-area kids depict their neighborhood through photography

The Rundberg area has been a hotspot for crime for many years. But thanks to a million-dollar grant from the Justice Department to clean the area up, police say they've made a difference.

Tonight a group of kids who live on Rundberg talk about their neighborhood -- and they did it through photography.

Austin Police say the area used to account for 11% of the total violent crime in the entire city.

Glenesha Butler has lived there with her mom for 8 years.

"All I do is take care of her so I barely come outside. But every time I do, it looks like it gets crazy so I mean every now and then I'll see like a couple of eighth grade fights or I'll see something on the news about somebody getting shot," Butler said.

On Thursday night, at the Gus Garcia Rec Center on Rundberg, Dobie Middle School students showed off pictures they took that represent their community.

Cal Streeter is a social work professor at UT. His students helped facilitate the project which included teaching the kids photography.

  

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