The Herald-Sun (January 13, 2015)--It is not that the challenge is ignored. Indeed, myriad services exist to try to help the disadvantaged have a home, food on the table, and at least minimal medical care.
But the long-term solution is to break the cycle of poverty. Too many children from homes of destitution and disarray are likely to end up with too little education and too few paths to a decent adult existence.
That’s why the Made in Durham effort, powered by some of Durham’s most prominent leaders and with expansive but achievable goals, is so important. We were pleased this week when the Durham Public Schools -- a vital component in preparing young people to succeed -- appears ready to find $100,000 despite the system’s financial challenges to help underwrite Made in Durham’s efforts.