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Real understanding helps eliminate poverty


November 7, 2018

Dani Hemmat

Participants in the Boulder County Circles Campaign Poverty Simulation learn that a lot of time is spent standing in lines when you’re living in poverty.

Poverty is a very real, yet complex issue in Boulder County. The federal government considers the poverty level to be a family of four living on $25,000 or less a year. In Boulder County, however, that family of four would need to earn over $86,000 a year to pay for all the things needed to raise a family--housing, medical care, food, transportation, clothing, taxes and all those necessities that add up.

Every year, the Boulder County Circles Campaign presents a poverty simulation event that is open to anyone in the public, in an effort to help foster a deeper understanding of what it means...

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