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Poverty Awareness Training

  • We facilitated a Poverty Awareness Training at a statewide conference for Habitat for Humanity. View photos and documents from the Habitat for Humanity of Oregon Affiliate Fall Conference. A Harvest Gathering: Reaping and Sowing the Benefits of Homeownership.
  • "Poverty Awareness Training is Eye-Opening" by Eileen DiCicco, Marion-Polk Food Share Development Associate

Community Action Poverty Simulation

  • "Educators walk in shoes of families facing poverty" by Queenie Wong, Statesman Journal (5-9-14)
  • "Exercise opens eyes to poverty's cost" by Stefanie Knowlton, Statesman Journal (3-4-14)
  • "Addressing Poverty Together summit planned" by Our Town (Silverton, Mt. Angel & Scotts Mills) (2-2014)
  • "Simulation a chance to experience poverty" by Saerom Yoo, Statesman Journal (2-13-2013).
  • Polk County Commission for Children and Families (2012)
  • "Experiencing Poverty" by Jolene Guzman, Polk County Itemizer-Observer (9-19-12)
  • CCTV video of the Community Action Poverty Simulation (3-13-2012)
  • "KMUZ boasts growing, eclectic schedule." by Jason Stringer, Willamette Live.  Another show that has gained notice is Melanie Belle’s “Melanie in the Morning”, a program that Belle states “is a conversation with ordinary people who have extraordinary stories,” because, as she says, “everyone is interesting, if you just listen.” The show airs from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Belle mentioned that some of her highlights include an interview with Lori Beamer and Diana Dickey about the Marion County Health Department’s simulation on poverty project...
  • "Marion County to host poverty simulation, awareness training" by Saerom Yoo, Statesman Journal (2-7-12)