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Cost of Poverty Experience - COPE

46 million Americans live in poverty.  That is 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 5 children.

These numbers should disturb us, yet statistics can have a numbing effect. In partnership with United Way, Department of Family and Child Protective Services, and Emmaus Church, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is hosting the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE).  COPE is an immersive role-play learning experience that offers participants an opportunity to gain a glimpse into the lives of individuals and families in our communities that face poverty every day. Through this experience, participants will experience the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these individuals and families daily.  Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the impact that poverty can have on individuals and families in our communities.

This event is open to TAMU-CC students, faculty, and staff as well as the Corpus Christi community at-large.  Limited space is available.       

For more information, please contact Angela Walker at 361.825-6219 or via email at angela.walker@tamucc.edu or Joel Perritte at 325.201.3518 or via email at perritte@goproject.org

This event is being sponsored by TAMU-CC, Emmaus Church, United Way of the Coastal Bend, and Department of Family and Child Protective Services. 

TAMU-CC students/faculty/staff can register at: https://tamucc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2744623.