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The Truth Fairy says… “Driving Costs!”

Transportation Costs Drive Children Deeper into Poverty. But with your help, OpenDoors can reverse that trend. The longer a child lives in poverty, the greater the chances are that they will never escape it. In fact, for those who spend even half of their critical childhood years in poverty, there is an 84 percent chance […]

The Struggle Bus

It was 12:30 in the afternoon, and with Shawntell as my guide, we struck out for our assignment, designed by OpenDoors Program Director Joseph Jamison. He titled it “The Struggle Bus.” Our mission was to start at the downtown public transit station and figure out how we’d get to work if we worked at the […]

Truth Fairy says… “Caps and frowns!”

This summer gives us ample reason to celebrate!  We are experiencing national graduation rates at an all-time high.  According to the North Carolina School report cards for 2017, graduation rates are higher at both the state and local level: Approximately 88% for both Asheville City Schools (ACS) and Buncombe County Schools (BCS) The racial gap appears to […]

Summer is here! Let’s go to CAMP!!

Summer is here!!! No matter how you plan to spend yours, you can make it even sweeter by supporting a local kid living in poverty this summer. There are many children living in Asheville who have little planned this summer to inspire or educate. The reasons vary from financial crises to not knowing where or […]

BootCampers Rescheduled Rain Date!