Dear Cleveland. by Maureen of Magnifcat High School

Dear Cleveland, I feel very passionate about the socioeconomic differences between those in our city and suburbs. I have grown up in a privileged home and attended Catholic schools my […]

May 23, 2018 // EYEJ // No Comments //

Dear Cleveland,

I feel very passionate about the socioeconomic differences between those in our city and suburbs. I have grown up in a privileged home and attended Catholic schools my entire life. Many of the people in my close community have never experienced homelessness or hunger and most of us, myself included, are uneducated about the struggles with poverty that many of our neighbors in Cleveland experience. There are so many families who have to wonder how much food they will have for the next day while my family often throws away our extra food every week.

I think what our city needs is more education about the differences that exist in our city and we need programs that can help connect he privileged with those who struggle each day. There is no excuse for the fact that our city has enough resources to provide for all of its citizens needs but people are still fighting to make it through another day. We need to implement programs to create a society in which people have their daily needs fulfilled, whether this includes taxes or education, I am not sure. However, what I am sure about is the inexcusable circumstance that are enforcing the differences between the rich and the poor. We have a responsibility to help those who are our neighbors. Working towards this goal will help to create stronger community in which everyone is given their needs.

 

Thank you,

Maureen

Magnifcat High School