EAST CLEVELAND -- East Cleveland is plagued by vacant homes and decaying buildings, and that is a safety concern as kids head back to school.
Abandoned homes are magnets for crime, and it's a crisis in East Cleveland. The three women murdered this summer were found in or near vacant homes.
Every day children walk past these eyesores, and soon they will be walking to school past them.
We visited the Freedom School at the East Cleveland Neighborhood Centers, a place where children learn how to take back their community.