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Access of West Michigan hosts workshops on understanding, reducing poverty

Access of West Michigan continues to present the “Living on the edge”: poverty simulations after 21 years. This interactive and dynamic workshop is designed to promote insight into the struggles faced by low income residents and how to respond to reduce poverty in our community.
"Living on the edge" workshop

"Living on the edge" workshop /Courtesy of Access of West Michigan

Access of West Michigan continues to present the “Living on the edge”: poverty simulations after 21 years.  This interactive and dynamic workshop is designed to promote insight into the struggles faced by low income residents and how to respond to reduce poverty in our community.  Our hosts include corporations (GREAT PD event), schools, churches, and nonprofits.

Nearly 50 participants from Leadership Grand Rapids will experience the simulation as they do every year.  It is an honor and a privilege to reach the bright new leader of today and tomorrow.

The resource tables lining the room are staffed by workers facing poverty.  They share several personal stories, which the audience usually rates as the best part of the exercise. They also earn funds, thereby, hosts create an economical opportunity for them.

If you are considering hosting a simulation, visit our website www.accessofwestmichigan.org or connect with the Poverty Education Director, Brenda Nichols at 747-0998.

 

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