Poverty Simulation Jointly Sponsored by MCLP and LMC

The public is invited to participate in a Poverty Simulation jointly sponsored by Leadership McLean County, a program of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce (LMC) and Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) on Thursday, October 17 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Western Avenue Community Center, 600 N. Western Ave., in Bloomington, IL.

This powerful and unique role-playing experience enables participants to gain insight into the real-world obstacles of families who live in poverty and are struggling to meet their basic needs.

Simulation attendees will include the class of 2014 participants from both leadership programs.

Advance registration is required for this event, and space is limited. There is no charge to attend, but participants are encouraged to bring a canned food donation. To register for the poverty simulation, contact Shari Lauer at shari@mcleancochamber.org or Sonya Mau at contactus@bn-mclp.org.

Volunteer opportunities are also available to individuals who are interested in helping to support and deliver the simulation. To volunteer, contact Staci Coussens at scoussen@illinois.edu or 309- 663-8306. Aimee Ingalls of the University of Illinois Extension will facilitate and coordinate volunteers.