Bucks County Opportunity Council

Poverty Simulation at Holy Family University

The Bucks County Opportunity Council, in partnership with Holy Family University in Newtown, is hosting a community event to increase awareness of the realities of living in poverty for Community Action Month. BCOC is the designated Community Action Agency for Bucks County. 

The Poverty Simulation is designed to help participants understand what it might be like to live in a low-income family trying to move beyond survival and achieve sustainable economic self-sufficiency.  Participants will role play a person living in poverty for four abbreviated weeks. The simulation will be followed by a discussion of your experience and the Bucks County Opportunity Council’s approach to helping people move beyond poverty.

This activity is FREE and open to anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about poverty.  Participants must be age sixteen or older. Questions? Contact Eileen at [email protected]


Monday May 21, 2018 
Registration: 9:00
Event begins promptly at 9:30 am and ends by 12 pm.  


Holy Family University, Newtown Campus
One Campus Drive
Newtown, PA 18940 

Parking is free. Enter through the Main Entrance and you will be directed from there to the cafeteria, where the event will take place. 
For Directions to the Newtown Campus, click here

Thank you Holy Family for hosting this great event! 

For more information on a Poverty Simulation, check out www.povertysimulation.org

Date: 05/21/2018 (Mon.)

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Location: Holy Family University Newtown Campus

Created by:   Eileen Albillar
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Holy Family Nursing Students (25)
Gina Gordon
Arielle Chesnovitz
Sharlyne Charles
Kendra Transue
Audrey Kreider
Phyllis Gottschalk
Rosemary A Elliott
Mary Ellen Rush
Kathy Kindness
Rachele Daniels
Asha Ramachandran Ramachandran
Lyle Richardson
Pam Richardson
Cathy Kanas
Emery Ashton
Janice Scott
Mary Gebler
Matt Applebaum (5)
I have 5 high school students all juniors and seniors and all over the age of 16
Kelly Hodgdon
Penn Community Bank
Sonya Martinez
Tricia Palmer

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