What you will learn:

During this Poverty Simulation, participants will be using a worksheet and framework in order to better understand what it is like to live in a low-income household in the National Capital Area.
Notes: Please download the worksheet linked below prior to the event and have it on hand during the Zoom meeting. Also, please make sure your camera is working and you are prepared to remain visible during the entire simulation in order to participate in this 1-hour long interactive session.
We look forward to seeing you! To learn more about our Poverty Simulation and what to expect, watch the video linked below.

About the instructor:

Lisa Baynes
As the Manager of Corporate Engagement for the United Way of the National Capital Area, Lisa works with corporate partners to develop relationships, build strategic partnerships, and works with a team to manage the performance of key programs and their integration across our other community commitment areas. Lisa has worked at the United Way of the National Capital Area for over 3 years and has previously worked with the American Heart Association for over 23 years. Lisa is originally from Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of Howard University. Prior to moving to Waldorf, Maryland, Lisa lived in the Washington DC area for over 35 years. Lisa is not only aware of the challenges within DC’s low-income neighborhoods but has committed to solve them.

United Way
United Way of the National Capital Area improves the health, education and economic opportunity of every person in our community, regardless of race, gender, income or ability. We are committed to reducing disparities and inequities in our region by mobilizing all sectors of the community to create a more equitable future for all. When none are ignored, all will thrive.
Community Commitment
From 2016 to 2020, our Community Commitment has served 327,675 residents.
From 2016 to 2020, we served 23,167 students and families through an integrated approach to health and wellness.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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