-One in five local children lives in poverty.
-Almost half of EVSC students are on the free or reduced lunch program.
-One in four local residents has an average household income of $15,000 or less.
Despite these sobering statistics, our region is a wonderful place to live and work. This is because of the spirit and generosity of the people who live here.
Like any city, we face real problems that we must address if our community is to prosper and grow. Our area faces quality of life issues like poverty and the challenges that accompany it.