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For Immediate Release
November 19, 2013

Event at IPFW Simulates an Impoverished Lifestyle for Participants

Key Info

  • Poverty simulation, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Walb Union, Room 126, IPFW campus
  • The media are invited to attend and cover this event

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be hosting a poverty simulation with the help of Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) on Dec. 12, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

The purpose of this event is to show attendees what it is like to live in a low-income household. This exercise simulates a month where participants will be required to maintain their homes and provide for their family, while interacting with businesses and members of the community.

Volunteers are needed to play the parts of family members, as well as members of the community. First-time participants are encouraged to sign up for the family member roles, while second-time participants are welcome to sign up for community roles.

All media are welcome to attend and cover this event. The poverty simulation will take place in Walb Student Union, Room 126, on the IPFW campus.

For more information, contact Rachel Rayburn, assistant professor of public policy, at 260-481-6532 or