Shamayim Harris is a one-time school administrator who’s now leading a group of mostly volunteers in the redevelopment of her Detroit-area neighborhood.

If she has her way, the whole town of Highland Park, Michigan—much of which now looks like a ghost town—will be reborn.

She’s doing it for her son, Jakobi, who was only two years old when he was killed by a hit and run driver, and she’s doing it for her community.

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“I want it to be something infectious,” she tells CBS’s Steve Hartman. “I want other people to know what they can do to their neighborhoods… You can do it!”

(WATCH the video above, from CBS)

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