The Center for a Vital Community is raising a challenge to the town of Sheridan to end poverty within its own city limits. Director, Amy Albrecht, said some of the well-to-do in Sheridan don't realize how big the problem is.
Albrecht says at least 10 percent of the population in Sheridan lives below the poverty line, with thousands more who struggle for security on a daily basis. She said the problem is more complicated than just needing good jobs.
The CVC will start fighting the issue of poverty in Sheridan by hosting a book discussion Sept 19. The literature of choice is “Bridges to Sustainable Communities” by Phillip DeVol (Duv-all). A copy of the book can be obtained at Sheridan Stationary, the Fulmer Public Library, or via the CVC. Interested parties can start reading up on the issue now to prepare not only for the book review, but several round-table discussions planned for the end of next month, where people from all walks of life are needed to explore solutions.
Stay tuned to Sheridan Media News to hear more about the issue of poverty in Sheridan. For more information on the CVC, visit http://www.sheridan.edu/site/cvc/.