“I hope very much that the shirt I have been wearing almost daily to the soup kitchen is helping slow gentrification.”
“Why are we expecting people to be in some other circumstance without considering the system that fails them? Where’s the rope and toehold?”
Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) recognizes that when a child arrives prepared for school, their chances for success are exponentially increased, while the likelihood of dropping out of school is decreased.
What’s needed to solve Asheville’s housing crunch? Fewer development hurdles, a city “land bank” to preserve property for affordable housing, more density and a hard “target number” for units that need to be created each year— these are some of the ideas to come out of a recent meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
Jetta Redmond and Crystal Davis, Children First/CIS Parent Involvement Coordinators from Pisgah View and Deaverview Learning Centers, make a difference in the lives of local kids. Photos and story by Jodi Ford.
A regional workshop to involve and connect residents of WNC communities who find themselves excluded from basic services will take place Saturday, June 14, in Spindale.