Students from NU’s Social Work classes will gain first-hand insight into the day-to-day struggles of millions of Americans.
During a poverty simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to procure food, shelter and other basic necessities while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers.
Recognizing the Vincentian principle of compassion for the poor, this event enables participants to experience the realities of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. All members of the university community are welcome to observe the simulation on Monday, September 25, from 1-3 p.m., MPR, LL Gallagher. For more information please contact Dr. Kevin Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org).