Children First announces 2014 Childwatch Tour for better understanding of transportation challenges

Press Release

From Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County:

Childwatch Tour: Transportation Matters for Kids
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Lunch Only Option 11:30-1:00
Presented by Children First/CIS and the Junior League of Asheville

Did you know?
-A majority of Asheville’s 1.4 million bus riders are non-elective – meaning the bus is their primary source of transportation?
-Asheville’s busses don’t run on Sundays
-Mountain Mobility serves riders in both the City of Asheville and the County based on eligibility factors like age, physical ability, and Medicaid coverage?
-What does that mean for the many families that rely on public transportation to visit the grocery store, take a child to a doctor, or get to work or school?

Join the 2014 Childwatch Tour to better understand the transportation challenges faced by many low-wage working parents as they try to meet their families’ basic needs. We will explore the individual stories and the policy decisions that define our public transportation systems in Buncombe County.

Click Here to Register Today!
Full Tour is $15
Lunch-only is $10.
Financial scholarships available.

The Child Watch Tour is an annual “field trip” for adults that explores the convergence of public policy, economics, and community resources on children and youth in Buncombe County.

Thank you!

Greg Borom
Director of Advocacy
Children First/CIS


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