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In partnership with Leadership Portage County and the Portage County Business Council, CAP Services will conduct a poverty simulation from 2 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, November 17, at Woodlands Church in Plover. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of BMO Harris Bank.

“The simulation is a powerful and personal way for people to gain insights into the situations and decisions low-income households face on a day-to-day basis,” said Erin Olson, CAP’s innovation & engagement coordinator.

As many as 80 simulation participants will be assigned roles in family units and receive background information on their assigned family’s income and expenses. During the simulation, participants will interact with community resources stationed around the room to find or maintain employment, buy groceries, seek social services, and pay bills. CAP’s professional staff will lead the experience and facilitate a debriefing period in which participants can share their insights about what they have learned.

Registration is required and is now closed.

For more information about poverty simulations, including information about how to sponsor one, visit capservices.org/povsim or contact Olson at 715-343-7165 or eolson@capmail.org.

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