On a dusty street in the Colonia Ladrillera, inside the border city of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, murals stretch across the outside of the DouglaPrieta Works (DPW) community center. On this small property in a section of town with high rates of unemployment and poverty, DPW has created an oasis and living model for developing sustainable life skills. A longstanding fair trade sewing project, the co-op makes quality hand-sewn products and supports a community center that teaches self-reliance and promotes food security.