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Wilson Sponsers Poverty Simulation Exercise

Posted: February 15, 2011

2/15/2011 What is it like to be poor and living in the United States? The community is invited to find out at a poverty simulation exercise to be held at Wilson College on Tuesday, Feb. 22. “Living on the Edge” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Sarah’s Coffeehouse on the lower level of Lenfest Commons.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Feb. 15, 2011
CONTACT: The Rev. Rosie Magee, Helen Carnell Eden Chaplain
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307
Email: rosie.magee@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – What is it like to be poor and living in the United States? The community is invited to find out at a poverty simulation exercise to be held at Wilson College on Tuesday, Feb. 22. “Living on the Edge” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Sarah’s Coffeehouse on the lower level of Lenfest Commons

The exercise will be facilitated by a community organization called Circles™, a community initiative led by the nonprofit South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP). During the exercise, participants will spend one hour taking part in the simulation and the next hour discussing the experience and what they’ve learned.

“This is an opportunity to understand more about the situations that families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they have to make and the fears and frustrations they feel,” said Jon Raber of SCCAP.

For more information or to sign up, contact Wilson’s chaplain, the Rev. Rosie Magee, at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307 or rosie.magee@wilson.edu, or Raber at 717-263-5060, Ext. 320.

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Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

Last Updated: June 30, 2011