Friday, August 31, 2012

National Circles Campaign - Palm Beach County Poverty Simulation

Imagine living on $1,921 per month for a family of four. This is the average salary for a person living at the federal poverty level. In Palm Beach County, 12.2% (161,056) of the population--a large percentage of them school-aged children--live at or below the federal poverty level.

On September 12, you have a unique opportunity to become involved with the local start-up of an exciting national initiative--The National Circles Campaign, designed to empower the community to eliminate poverty--by participating in a Poverty Simulation. The Center for Family Services is co-sponsoring this inaugural event and they invite you and other decision makers from your organization to participate.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gaines Park
1505 North Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach

Although the activity uses "play" money and other props, fictional scenarios, and time limits, the Poverty Simulation is NOT a game. It is a tool that enables participants to view the real world of poverty, leading to maximum understanding and future positive action.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to those who are present for the entire event. 

The event is free, but pre-registration by September 5th is required. 

Contact Hilda Alexander
National Circles Campaign-Palm Beach County
The Center for Family Services