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Hitting the books: The boxing gym saving Detroit’s youth

DETROIT — The buildings sit, one after another, on E Vernor Highway — dilapidated houses, abandoned businesses, boarded-up structures, vacant lots populated by more weeds than cars driving down the multilane street. It’s a row of blight on the east side of Detroit, a city searching for recovery for decades.

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Jessica Hauser

Jessica Hauser- 40 Under 40

In 2010, Jessica Hauser was busy with her studies, on a path toward a doctorate degree in political science at the University of Michigan. But a personal training appointment led her to the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. After learning about the gym’s financially struggling youth development program that was

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