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PO Office Mail Box 194
5765-F Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, Virginia  22015-2233


Building Community

Burke CARES is grateful to all the people and faith communities which help us take care of members of our community who are not as well off as others. 

Now we are looking to go beyond our immediate community to network with other people to learn how to best help Burke Center be a community in which residents know each other and are aware of each other's needs, and see that these needs are met. 

In Shreveport, Louisiana, a community-building non-profit organization has just been donated a 14 story office building, which they plan to use as a national center for community building.  In Cleveland, Mississippi, Delta State University has a graduate program in local community development.  Berea, Kentucky has a solid, established community building movement.  A study in community development is beginning to emerge at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. 

We are looking to network with all these people, to learn from them how best to help Burke Centre become a true community.

"He believed that one person can make a 
difference, and that every person should try."

Jacqueline Kennedy, about President John Kennedy