Friday, July 18, 2008

Crossing the Poverty Line

Crossing the Poverty Line: A Poverty Simulation was a huge success with over 75 attendees, including volunteers, staff from The Department of Public Welfare, other social service organizations, local and state elected officials. Many thanks to Rick Claypool, our AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and countless others who made this event possible.

In Pittsburgh alone, there are more than 61,000 people and more than 148,000 people in Allegheny County living in poverty, making it more important than ever to not only educate our community but to help everyone come together to gain a better understanding of the daily struggles that people have to deal with.

For more details about the event, click here to read the front-page coverage from the Pittsburgh Courier.

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