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United Way of Central Maryland’s Walk a Mile Experience
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When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, optional lunch to follow from 12:00 -1:00 pm
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Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Auditorium
5700 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, Maryland  21215
United States
Contact: Elisabeth Hyleck
410-727-1205 x 1211

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Please join us for United Way of Central Maryland’s Walk a Mile Experience, hosted jointly by the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle, Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.

What is Walk a Mile?
United Way’s Walk a Mile Experience is a hands-on, immersive activity that illustrates the complexities and barriers families living in poverty face in a personal and unforgettable way. You will play either the role of a family member who is struggling to make ends meet, or the role of a community service provider. Please play these roles respectfully. The roles are based on actual stories of people currently living near or below the poverty line in central Maryland, or the service providers working with these members of our community. The goal of Walk a Mile is not to recreate what it’s like to live in poverty. We seek to provide an experience that will raise questions and prompt dialogue about how to support people who find themselves facing this reality every single day of their lives.

The experience will take place on Wednesday, January 17th from 9:30 am-12 pm, with an optional lunch to follow from 12:00 -1:00 pm
The Snow Date is January 31st from 9:30 am-12:00 pm.

Dress Attire: Comfortable to business casual. We will NOT be walking an actual mile in this experience. However, participants will be moving around a fair amount.

Parking and Special Instructions: There will be ample parking at JCC. Please make sure to bring your photo ID with you into the JCC and allow time for the check-in process.

Cost: $0 for event only, $15 for optional lunch.

About the Facilitator: Lizzie Devereux is Education Program Manager at United Way of Central Maryland. She received a Masters in Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in French and music from Barnard College. She is passionate about seeking creative solutions to persistent problems, and brings over a decade of experience as an educator.

Please click here to register!

Pre-registration deadline of December 15th – please register early; space is limited!

This event is for members of the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle, Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.


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