Poverty Simulation Deadline Friday

poverty simulation2JASPER (NNDC) – Friday is the deadline to register for TRI-CAP’s fourth annual poverty simulation event, a unique opportunity to experience the reality of poverty in your community.

Poverty Simulation, being held in conjunction with May being National Community Action Awareness Month, is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 15, at Vincennes University Jasper Center’s Alvin Ruxer Student Center.

During the simulation, participants actually lead the lives of a low-income family. All different types of family situations are represented, such as families receiving TANF benefits, taking care of a disabled family member, living as senior citizens surviving from Social Security, or barely scraping by as a single mother of two young children. Although play money is used, the event is not a game. It enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and then to recognize and discuss the potential for change.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration deadline is days end Friday. To register, or for more information, contact TRI-CAP at (812) 482-1015 or (812) 482-2233, Extension 133. You can also email kaitlin@tri-cap.net.

In conjunction with the poverty simulation event, TRI-CAP is hosting Beth Pace from Vectren as a presenter on “Bridges Out of Poverty” from 12:30-3:30 p.m. May 15 at VUJC’s Center for Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Theatre, Room 141. The presentation will provide further perspectives on poverty to be expanded. Admission is $10 per person, lunch included.