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Cost of Poverty Experience

  • 4520 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA, 98273 United States (map)

What is the Cost of Poverty Experience Simulation (COPES)?

This half-day interactive workshop is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Seventh Day Adventist Church and is presented by Community Action of Skagit County and the Skagit Volunteer Center. Participants will be divided into small “family” teams and experience real challenges faced by people institutional or generational poverty. Past participants have reported gaining a deeper understanding of the complexity of poverty and have gone on to create changes in their own agencies, schools and public policy to address needs and opportunities. A facilitated debrief leads to concrete next steps for learning, volunteering, giving and advocating for change.  

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