Thursday, February 5, 2009

Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom

Tonight we had our internship orientation. Following along the team-theme, everyone from Mark (Our director) on down was in attendance. After some basic introductions, our fundraising coordinator showed a chilling presentation on poverty.
Some important facts to be taken from it.
--Poverty line for a family of four>$21,910
--Average income of a Wider Circle family of four>$6,000
--Washington DC has one of the largest poverty rates in the nation (16.4%)

Scary Stuff, but with your help we can all work on making this better.
I'm excited for work tomorrow, they are going to teach me how to drive the truck!!

Until next time,

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