In The News

'Poverty simulation' helps drive home the reality

post_gazette_circles

For one intensely compressed month, Christine Smith tried to live as “Robert Rogers” on $1,517 in the frenetic world of Realville. She took on the role to dip into the experience of being poor.

She was standing in line to see the payday lender within the first 15 minutes of a poverty simulation exercise Thursday night at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in East Liberty. The exercise represented four weeks, each one 15 minutes long.

The church co-sponsored the event with Just Harvest, Open Hand Ministries, East Liberty Development Inc., Repair the World and the East End Cooperative Ministry to launch Circles East Liberty. Circles is a program of long-term relationship building between the striving poor (Circles leaders) and better-off cohorts (Circles allies) who want to befriend them and connect them to opportunities.

The program is being incubated by East Liberty Development with p

Suspendisse aliquet malesuada convallis. Proin vulputate, nunc in vestibulum ornare, purus quam ultricies magna, porttitor pretium lacus ipsum in nibh. Duis dapibus pharetra neque non commodo. Morbi id posuere nulla. Quisque fringilla quam quis lorem gravida faucibus. Nulla arcu quam, tincidunt ac luctus a, viverra sed dolor. Pellentesque et pulvinar enim. Quisque at tempor ligula. […]

Read more

Suspendisse aliquet malesuada convallis. Proin vulputate, nunc in vestibulum ornare, purus quam ultricies magna, porttitor pretium lacus ipsum in nibh. Duis dapibus pharetra neque non commodo. Morbi id posuere nulla. Quisque fringilla quam quis lorem gravida faucibus. Nulla arcu quam, tincidunt ac luctus a, viverra sed dolor. Pellentesque et pulvinar enim. Quisque at tempor ligula. […]

Read more
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search