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The Conscious Connect: Advancing Local Literacy

The Root is a program that places culturally relevant children's books in places that serve as community hubs, like barbershops and beauty salons.
The Root is a program that places culturally relevant children's books in places that serve as community hubs, like barbershops and beauty salons.
The Root is a program that places culturally relevant children's books in places that serve as community hubs, like barbershops and beauty salons.
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The Root is a program that places culturally relevant children's books in places that serve as community hubs, like barbershops and beauty salons.

The Conscious Connect, is a "cultural renaissance and street revitalization" organization founded in 2015. Their mission is to mobilize neighborhoods around urban education and literacy.  The two young men behind the non-profit—Moses Mbeseha and Karlos Marshall—are eager to fulfill that mission.

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Mbesha and Marshall talk more their mission, what's behind it, and other programs they have underway.

The Conscious Connect founders: Moses MBeseha (left) and Karlos Marshall.
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The Conscious Connect founders: Moses MBeseha (left) and Karlos Marshall.

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