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Organization to discuss anti-poverty program

Core Communities, a statewide anti-poverty organization, will discuss starting a Healing Poverty in Garden City program for those interested in a results-based approach to solving local poverty at 7 p.m. April 14 at Horace Good Middle School Courtyard, 1412 N. Main St.

Core Communities is in 13 Kansas communities and are currently engaged with just under 300 Kansas families.

In the past seven years, they have helped almost 100 families climb out of financial poverty defined as earning at or above 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For a single mother with three children, this would translate to earning $55,500.00 annually. 

They have a holistic, trauma-informed and relationship driven approach that encompasses a two-to-five-year process and requires a community collaboration of churches, nonprofits, and systems.

Core Communities has been invited to share information about their work to see if this is a good fit for Garden City. The community will decide whether to establish the program.

Families in every community in Kansas experience poverty. Core Communities mission is to engage hard working families who are constantly caught in the toxic stress of survival and help them climb out of poverty.

For more information, contact Roy Cessna, USD 457 Public Information Coordinator, at (620) 805-7014, or rcessna@gckschools.com.