Fresno State students are teaming up with the community to put a stop to violence. It's part of a revitalization project aimed at making Fresno streets safer.
For the last year, students at Fresno State have been trying to raise awareness about safety around campus. Tuesday was the first meeting that reached out to the community. The turn out was low, but students hope it's a step in the right direction.
Lulu Wong lives on Fraternity Row near El Dorado Park in Fresno. She says the neighborhood is best known for burglaries, drugs and violence. She says, "We're all college students. A lot of us don't know how to protect ourselves yet and we live near all this danger."
About a dozen people turned out for a neighborhood watch meeting at Wesley United Methodist Church. Fresno state students, cops, and neighbors were there to share ideas and voice concerns.
Lorraine Cook is worried about the kids who are exposed to drugs and violence. She hopes the meeting will be a first step to a safer community. "We should look out for each other where you live. You may not know your neighbor but would you step up if there was a crime? Would you call 911?"
The next Fresno State community meeting will be held in May.