A Must Read
Just finished a new book by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. I highly recommend this read to anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of poverty in America and how it has been reshaped, not in a good way, since the Great Recession. Their concept of a Universal Food Delivery System really resonated with me. Whether or not you agree with the author’s political leanings, this book certainly makes you think!
Tags: Cornel West, homeless, homelessness, housing, Men's Shelter of Charlotte, Tavis Smiley, The Rich and the Rest of Us, Universal Food Delivery System
In September 2008 I became the Executive Director of the Men's Shelter of Charlotte. I've spent almost 15 years working to end homelessness in North Carolina. After working with homeless and runaway youth in Raleigh, I served as the Director of the South Wilmington Street Center (men's shelter) in Wake County and then worked on Orange County's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. I am a former board chair for the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness and former chair of the Homeless Services Network in Charlotte. In 2014 I served as the partner agency representative on the United Way Central Carolinas board of directors.