Northwest Rochester is home to the JOSANA neighborhood, which is poor and mostly black and brown.
While the neighborhood has faced many challenges, it's also seen some positive changes recently.
"The neighborhood back then was known as ghost town. It's not called ghost town anymore," said Luis Aponte, chairman of Charles House Neighbors in Action. The group is a mix of area residents, business owners, and teens. About 12 years ago, the group merged with the organization that gave the neighborhood its name: the Jay Orchard Street Area Neighborhood Association.