Poverty Immersion Color Flyer Everett April 2013

Sunday, April 28 2013* 2pm – 5pm* Everett Transit Station 


Registration is closed 

To volunteer, or with questions, email gustavel@seattleu.edu or phone 206-296-2657.

During the Poverty Immersion Workshop, participants role-play lives of low-income individuals, including: 
  • single parents trying to care for their children
  • senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security
  • kids struggling with missed experiences at school, skipped meals, peer pressure
 The challenge for each family:
  • provide food, shelter, and other basic necessities
  • deal with life’s daily setbacks
  • try to access various community resources
  • have precious little time or money
  • the workshop runs for three hours, run by an experienced facilitator who will provide both orientation and guided discussion
  • the workshop involves ~80 participants and  17-20 volunteer staffers
  • Each participant is essential, and plays a unique, pre-assigned role
  • One week prior to the event, all participant attendance must be confirmed
  • People 12 years or older may participate