As a native North Carolinian, it was rewarding to visit new areas of the state and give something back to those less-fortunate. However, the greatest impact, for me, was the eye-opening experience of seeing the level of poverty and exclusion in communities only a few hours from Chapel Hill, and learning that similarly-excluded communities exist right in Orange County. I, as I am sure many of us do, take for granted resources that seem so basic—access to water, sewer, paved roads, street lights, public transportation, and even proper grocery stores. Being able to walk through these communities and put a face on the issues facing excluded communities across the state was the most impactful experience.
Read More... (At times it may feel like we are fighting a war of attrition against the cycle of poverty, but there are tangible goals to be achieved.)
| Posted by Kevin L. Denny on Thu. March 8, 2012 11:45 AM
Categories: Spring Break 2012 (Eastern)