Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day: Bridges and Pathways in and out of Poverty

Today, the Community College of Vermont is participating in Blog Action Day 2008. This annual nonprofit event aims to unite people around the world on one issue on the same day. This year's topic is poverty. Messages from several members of the CCV community will be posted here throughout the day.

The following post was submitted by Richard Maxwell Jr. , a 2008 CCV graduate and current Johnson State College student. The text below is the abstract for his final research project for Seminar in Educational Inquiry (HUM-2010, CCV's graduation seminar course). A link to the full text of the paper is available via the link below.

Title: Bridges and Pathways in and out of Poverty

Abstract: In creating positive strategies to bridge the gap between poverty and upward mobility in American society one must first identify and understand the causes of poverty. My research led me to two programs designed to develop better understanding of issues surrounding poverty. My direct service work with impoverished populations in Burlington and Portland Maine, and growing up and living in the Old North End of Burlington have given me hands on experience and insight not gained from a book, class, or training. I will relay my interpretation of poverty and how to give a hand up and out of it by interweaving what I have learned, observed, and experienced.

To read all of Bridges and Pathways in and out of Poverty by Richard Maxwell, Jr., click here.

1 comment:

  1. interesting.

    saw this post via the front page of blog action day. it's great that you're participating. :)