Poverty Simulation

CLICK HERE to sign up for our 2024 Poverty Simulation on Thursday, April 4.

Registration CLOSES Friday, March 15.


Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. Poverty Simulation bridges the gap between misconception to understanding. This is an interactive immersion experience that sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty and the challenges faced on a daily basis.

PROMOTE POVERTY AWARENESS: During the simulation, role-play a month in poverty and experience low-income families' lives. 

INCREASE UNDERSTANDING: After the simulation, you will unpack what you've learned and brainstorm community change. 

INSPIRE LOCAL CHANGE: Together, you can be a voice to end poverty in your community.

TRANSFORM PERSPECTIVES: The goal of Poverty Simulation is to shift the paradigm about poverty away from being seen as a personal failure and toward the understanding of poverty as a structural, a failure of society. 



The Community Foundation of Jackson County