17 May 2011

Learn about poverty in our community

Community Action Partnership of Utah is the statewide association for Utah's nine Community Action Agencies. The Community Action network envisions an end to poverty in Utah. Our member agencies work toward this vision every day by providing services to low-income families and individuals across the state. CAP Utah advocates for, supports, and provides training and technical assistance to Utah's Community Action Agencies, utilizing our collective strength to address the causes of poverty.

During the Community Action Poverty Simulation participants role-play the lives of low-income families for four 15 -minute "weeks," which is designed to sensitize participants and create a broader awareness of the realities of poverty. Volunteers will role-play the community resources that participants will utilize during their "month" in poverty including the local grocer, bank teller, social worker, etc. No preparation is needed for volunteers.

The Community Action Poverty Simulation will be Tuesday, May 24th 2011. There will be a thirty-minute volunteer orientation at 2:00 then the simulation begins at 2:30 and goes until 4:00. Volunteers would need to dedicate the full two hours. Volunteers are encouraged to attend the debriefing and Call to Action following the simulation, but not required.

Utah at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S
West Valley City

Drew Martinez
801-433-3025 ext 4

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