Poverty is not a game. Poverty is a reality for more than 20,000 people living in Gregg County Texas. Participating in a poverty simulation gives individuals a glimpse into the daily struggles of poverty and the challenge of meeting goals while overcoming barriers. Each participant is given a persona - a single Mom, a college student, a working family - and failure to meet your goals could result in lost job, lost benefit or becoming homeless.
The Bridges Out of Poverty Training is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty and provides tools for change. The Bridges model is being used in hundreds of communities across the U.S., including Longview.
Understanding the Struggle of Poverty Workshop - Register Here Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Date: January 10, 2017 Place: 100 Grand Blvd, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center Fee: $25 (Lunch on your own)
9:00 a.m. - Bridges Out of Poverty Training
12:00 p.m. - Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. - Poverty Simulation
Presenters: Holly Fuller, Partners in Prevention Manager and Bridges Out of Poverty Certified Presenter and Lyndell McAllister, LMSW-AP, Director of Longview Bridges Out of Poverty and Certified Presenter