Poverty Simulation

Poverty Simulation

How the Poverty Simulation Works

The Community Action Poverty Simulation breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real-life situations of others.

Poverty is often portrayed as a stand-alone issue – but this simulation allows individuals to walk a month in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are.

Who has used the Poverty Simulation:

Some examples of groups who have used the Community Action Poverty Simulation experience include:
Customer Service Groups, Health Care Professionals, Educators, Clergy and Congregations, Social Service Providers, Elected Officials, Management Staff, College Students, Community Organizations, and Corporations

Living a Month in Poverty…

The simulation involves participants who take on the roles of members of up to 26 families, all facing a variety of challenging, but typical, circumstances.
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