Leadership Workshop with Just Ministries

Our leadership gathers monthly to strategize and brainstorm but this month, we gathered for education. The non-profit organization Just Ministries led us all in a poverty simulation. We were all assigned new names and new lives and for an hour, we tried to make life work as that person while managing an income that was below the poverty line. We had to drop our kids off at school, go to work or look for employment, pay our bills, buy groceries, and arrange for transportation. Our leadership has varying levels of professional and personal experience with persons living below the poverty line and so at the end, when it was time for debriefing and processing, we had a lot to talk about. We were very grateful for the insights we gained from this training and we are newly motivated moving forward to find and create projects with the lessons we learned.

-Jean Heffernan

Co-Founder and Development Director