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Bridges Out of Poverty

Posted on 13th June 2018 at 09:09

More than 60 local community leaders, employers, and representatives from social service agencies will be getting an up-close look at what it’s like being poor, going on at today’s day-long “Bridges Out of Poverty” Workshop. The workshop consists of two four-hour simulations, the first being a “poverty simulation,” which will then be followed by a four-hour “Bridges Out of Poverty” simulation. Melissa Taylor with Lower Columbia CAP says that this will be an immersive role-playing experience, learning what it’s like to be in poverty. The afternoon “Bridges Out of Poverty” session is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty, using the lens of economic class to provide concrete tools and strategies for communities to use in reducing poverty. The workshop runs from 9 am to 4 pm at the Cowlitz County Conference and Events Center.