There's a community center that has stood empty for years in one of the most dangerous and poverty-stricken areas of Columbia SC. I would like to reopen it and begin to offer free courses on African American history, and some other things I have read from here that I know can be translated into community knowledge. I was thinking that some topics, such as knowing some of the law, exploring more career options, and just finding brother and sisterhood among this will cause a groundwell to occur. I am very excited, and I wanted to post this to get some advice on grants for reopening the center, things that can be studied and discussed, sponsorships, and the like. Keep in mind, I have a little collateral that I can put up towards the ownership of this building. I have made flyers to the neighborhood to see just how much interest I can get from this idea. It has been more than I could hope for. Lists of books would also be helpful.