The Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College enjoyed a strong turnout of more than 50 participants for the kickoff to an ongoing community dialog about poverty.
Wednesday night's discussion revolved around a collection of academic papers entitled “Bridges to Sustainable Communities,” complied by Phillip DeVol. Sarah Sinclair, discussion moderator, explained the goal of the discussion.
People from all walks of life opened the conversation, discussing the definition and relevance of poverty within the Sheridan Community, as well as some of the key concepts introduced in the featured text. Of course, no solutions were derived from the two-hour meeting, but the event served as a cornerstone for larger community projects.
The next step for the CVC will be next week, when a series of round-table discussions kick off Monday in Ranchester/Dayton, Tuesday in Story, and Wednesday in Sheridan. Stay tuned to Sheridan Media News to hear more about how the CVC plans to turn discussions into community action.