Poverty in Richmond and Virginia - Immersive Strategic Retreats

This week TSM staff are spending time immersed in poverty. Which, is a very hard place to look at statistics. 

Tomorrow Sarah Milston and Sara Tandy are facilitating a Staff Retreat as a part of long-term strategic planning for Virginia Poverty Law Center focused on poverty and legal advocacy. Friday, Sarah Milston and Courtney Layman will spend the first of two days with Richmond City Health District WIC employees focused on poverty in Richmond and how to deliver amazing services to most of Richmond's most low income families.

Data must drive our conversations. Here are a few sobering graphics we will be sharing with the teams. 

http://vaperforms.virginia.gov/indicators/economy/poverty.php

http://vaperforms.virginia.gov/indicators/economy/poverty.php

The map is taken from HOME of VA, “An Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, City of Richmond, VA 2013-2015,” prepared for the City of Richmond, Department of Economic and Community Development, Community Development Block Grant, on-line document at http://www.phonehome.org/Portals/0/Images/PDF/RIC_FINAL_6282013.pdf.

The map is taken from HOME of VA, “An Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, City of Richmond, VA 2013-2015,” prepared for the City of Richmond, Department of Economic and Community Development, Community Development Block Grant, on-line document at http://www.phonehome.org/Portals/0/Images/PDF/RIC_FINAL_6282013.pdf.

http://www.societyhealth.vcu.edu/work/the-projects/mapping-life-expectancy.html

http://www.societyhealth.vcu.edu/work/the-projects/mapping-life-expectancy.html