Columbia College to host poverty simulation
WHO: Columbia College's Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Central Missouri Community Action Center will host "What's it like...A Poverty Simulation"
WHAT: In an effort to promote awareness for those living in poverty, Columbia College is co-sponsoring and playing host a simulation where participants experience life through the lens of a family struggling to get by. The simulation will last approximately three hours, and challenges people to provide basic necessities for their family when facing hardships such as recent unemployment or homelessness.
The college will provide a complimentary dinner prior to the simulation, with a debriefing at the conclusion of the event.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14
WHERE: Dorsey Gymnasium
1001 Rogers Street
Parking is available at the corner of Rogers and Tenth Street
Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 74,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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