John Brown University Partners with United Way NWA to Host Poverty Simulation

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. (Feb. 24, 2016) – John Brown University and United Way NWA are partnering to host a three-hour poverty simulation designed to highlight the harsh realities facing the Northwest Arkansas community members with limited resources and opportunities. The event will take place in Simmons Great Hall on Tuesday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Today, nearly one in four children in Northwest Arkansas live in poverty, according to a fact sheet published by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in January. A poverty-level income for a family of three is $19,790 per year or less. The simulation is sponsored by Bank of America and free of charge, but registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register online at unitedwaynwa.org/events/poverty-simulation/.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Ranked No. 2 among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News, JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 42 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 50 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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