Dear Mr. Raymond [Torres],
It seems you miss the part of my argument.
Why is the Mary Mitchell Community building a DOE building? I thought it was a community based building. It seems like the DOE is taking away the Mary Mitchell building from the community and by doing so are desecrating Mary Mitchell memory and all that she stood for in this community. This is unacceptable and not right.
The impact of this center / building on the lives of the young people due to Mary Mitchell’s vision will never be forgotten and should never be forgotten because many characters have been shaped due to her legacy and vision. Destroying what she stood for is sending the wrong message and if the “powers that be” continues in this direction they will be sending this wrong message to our and other communities throughout the city.