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For past one year, The M.Design Cohort at California College of the Arts, San Francisco is working in the neighborhood of Western Addition to improve the community resilience by applying design thinking. In this process we have partnered with various organizations working in the community like African American Arts and Cultural Centre (AAACC) and members of the community. Throughout the past year, we have immersed ourselves in the neighborhood and have developed valuable and rich relationships with the people of Fillmore. We have been researching, talking to people, partaking in the community events and collecting stories of the Fillmore. 

I'm a part of six-person team who are trying to preserve the rich history and improve community resilience in the neighborhood. This coming August, we will be launching our initiative 'Discover Fillmore'. This is an interactive walking tour of Fillmore Street, bringing rich stories to the ears of local residents and visitors. Currently we are in a developing and iterating phase of the process. We have done few guided walking tours as part of user testing and gaining valuable feedback from the community members and the participants. 

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