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CCE Brown Bag: GoochlandCares: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305
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Speaker: Diane Reale, Director of Volunteer Resoures, GoochlandCares Free Clinic and Family Services

Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts weekly Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion.

In Goochland, poverty exists side-by-side with wealth in one of the richest counties in Virginia. How has this rural county of wide economic disparity addressed the needs of impoverished individuals? One way has been through the work of GoochlandCares, whose mission is to provide access to health care and basic human services to Goochland residents in need of assistance. The speaker will discuss how this relatively small county on the edge of metro Richmond has developed a holistic program to deal with the issues of poverty, and how "rural poverty" might compare with poverty issues in the City of Richmond. Free pizza will be provided.