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Homeless at Harvard: finding faith and friendship on the streets of Harvard Square

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Harvard Square is at the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the business district around Harvard University. It's a place of history, culture, and some of the most momentous events of the nation. But it's also a gathering place for some of the city's homeless.

What is life like for the homeless in Harvard Square? Do they have anything to tell people about life? And God?

That's what Harvard student John Frame discovered and shares in Homeless at Harvard. While taking his final course at Harvard, John Frame stepped outside the walls of academia and onto the streets, pursuing a different kind of education with his homeless friends.

What he found--in the way of community and how people understand themselves---may surprise you.

In this unique book, each of these urban pioneers shares his own story, providing insider perspectives of life as homeless people see it. This heartwarming page-turner shows how John learned with, from, and about his homeless friends--who together tell an unforgettable story--helping readers' better understand problems outside themselves and that they're more similar to those on the streets than they may have believed.

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display_description During the ten weeks John Frame spent with the homeless community around Harvard University, his street companions coached him about a world he had known only from the outside. While John's nearly sleepless first night foreshadowed the challenges and surprises to come, he quickly discovered acceptance and community while spending the summer among his homeless friends. They include Chubby John, who offered John a tent at his camp before the summer even began; George, who was the first homeless person John met after moving to the area the year before; and Dane, a former cocaine addict who spoke with a professor's vocabulary. John became especially close with Neal, a deeply spiritual man who battled the bottle, along with concerns that, because of his health, he may have been living his last days. -- p. [4] of cover.
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subject_facet Harvard Square (Cambridge, Mass.) -- Social conditions
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