It was going to be beautiful.
To much fanfare, the deep-pocketed Eos Foundation announced it would send millions into Grove Hall, a Boston neighborhood shackled by poverty and crime. This would be no top-down effort: Residents themselves would come up with solutions to the neighborhood’s ills, then get help to carry them out. Other donors would join the effort, ensuring dollars would flow into Roxbury for years. The groundbreaking initiative was called Boston Rising.