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Brown works to revitalize community, improve education - The Galveston County Daily News: Profiles: Citizens Of The Year

September 26, 2016

Brown works to revitalize community, improve education

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:00 am

It all began after Hurricane Ike struck in 2008. Angela Brown had sold her popular island shop, Mod Coffeehouse, and for the first time in years had some extra time on her hands. The post-Ike shape the island would take was on everyone’s mind.

A friend told Brown about an Atlanta, Ga., development known as East Lake, where private developer and philanthropist Tom Cousins worked with the Atlanta Housing Authority and residents to raze and rebuild one of the most violence-plagued public housing projects in the nation.

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