Community Action Poverty Simulation

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ORGANIZATION: COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF GREATER KANSAS CITY

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The Community Action Agency partners with local schools and organizations to offer Community Action Poverty Simulations, or CAPS for short. The simulations give participants a glimpse into the structural barriers people in poverty face and takes approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours. This includes a volunteer orientation, introduction and pre-brief, the simulation weeks, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteers share their feeling and experiences and what they have learned about the lives of people in poverty.

For each simulation, we need 15-20 volunteers to work at the "community" resource tables in which they will role-play the worker/employee at each "business". Some of the roles available to play include a Healthcare worker/Doctor, Social Services Receptionist, Social Services caseworker, Childcare worker, Utility collector, law-enforcement officer, school teacher, banker, etc. The Volunteer Orientation provides an overview of the different roles and expectations during the simulation. A packet with detailed instructions and tools needed for the simulation are placed at the resource tables for volunteers.

1 Shift

  • Wed Aug 07, 2024 - 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM CST - Spots available: 10+

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About COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF GREATER KANSAS CITY

Location:

6323 Manchester Ave, Kansas City, MO 64133, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City (CAAGKC) is to assist low-income residents of Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties, Missouri to become self-sufficient by providing comprehensive supportive services.

Description

The Community Action Agency offers 4 main programs; Supportive Services, Healthy Homes, Weatherization and Youth Services.

Our Healthy Homes program works to locate, reduce and eliminate home health hazards that affect the quality of life. The Weatherization program provides home improvements to increase energy efficiency. Supportive services offers a case management program and emergency financial assistance for basic necessities such as rent, clothing, medical expenses, etc. This program also collaborates with over 30 pantries within the 3 counties to offer food and toiletries. Youth services provides an after-school program for High School students, Occupational skills training for graduates, and emergency assistance for children 0-24 years of age.

One of the more unique programs offered to the community is our Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) which gives participants a glimpse into the structural barriers people in poverty face. We welcome volunteers to assist with role-playing as service providers in this simulation.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

Wed Aug 07, 2024
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1656 South Speck RoadIndependence, MO 64057

(39.08741,-94.36353)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • 3 hours

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