At Alexandria County Day School, students were designing community models with 3D printers as well as their hearts. Going beyond mere housing, they envisioned neighborhoods with community gardens, amphitheaters, access to Wifi and cell phones, not to mention stores, schools, and health and religious centers—all to build a sense of belonging to pull people out of poverty. “We wanted to include extras that would make it feel more like a real community,” said Luke Wazorko, a young 11-year-old student. Amber Fogarty, president of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, echoed the sentiment. “Housing alone will never solve homelessness, but community will. People need a place where they are known, nurtured and loved.”

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