UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Poverty Simulation Event

Poverty Simulation Event

 
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
1-4 p.m.
Lydecker Living Learning Community Center 
851 Wild Rose Ave.
Free parking in "O" lot, adjacent to Lydecker Center

 


ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is the population of people who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to afford a basic household budget. 

The future success of our communities is directly tied to the financial stability of ALICE households. This event will serve as a reminder that these financial hardships do not necessarily occur as a result of bad financial decision making and will better define the types of decisions this population is faced with on a regular basis. After the event, you can expect to have more knowledge around the financial stress of this population, improve the culture within your organization and/or community, and indirectly increase your return on investment in your employee experience.

Who should attend?  
Everyone, there is not a person that would not be able to find value in this event.  You will learn something, you will be inspired to make a difference, and you will be a better resource to those around you.   

Why should I attend? 
The United Way will share information on the ALICE report for surrounding counties.  ALICE describes the group of individuals that work full time, but do not make enough to survive based on the minimum cost of survival in their counties.   This activity will provide insight and perspective to the tough challenges of everyday life that one in three households are facing.  With following debrief, we will discuss what we can do to make a difference and what resources are available locally.  

Where is the simulation being held?
The simulation will take place in the Lydecker Living Learning Center, with free parking in the "O" lot, adjacent to the center.  Information about the Lydecker Center can be found here. 

What is the cost of attending the event?
The event is free to attend, but space is limited.  Please register below. 

Who can I contact if I have questions? 
Please contact Christine Webster via email, or call 715-425-4725. 

How can I donate to Our Neighbor's Place? 
Click here to learn more about Our Neighbor's Place here to learn how to donate. 



 

Simulation Objectives 

  • Define ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) 

  • Learn ALICE report findings for our area

  • Experience life poverty simulation and the tough choices made in everyday life for those who fall into the ALICE threshold

  • Discuss and summarize your experience during the simulation

Registration 

 
 

Poverty Simulation registration is now closed. Email: christine.webster@uwrf.edu if you are interested in a place on the waiting list.