I'd lived in Irvine, California, for six months and never realized that there was a wildlife sanctuary there, tucked in beside the freeway and the miniature golf course, less than a mile from the university. Conducting fieldwork with more than two dozen nonprofit organizations over the past two years, I'd found myself in plenty of neighborhoods that were hidden from the public eyea barrio with a small community health clinic situated directly beneath the flight path of an airport, or the abandoned industrial center of a state capital, now converted to a campus for the urban homelessbut I hadn't…
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