Will you start out the month and be able to meet your family’s basic needs? … Or will you be one of the unlucky ones? You’ll find out when you join us for a unique opportunity to experience the virtual realities of poverty.
Please join us on either March 13, 2012 or April 30, 2012 (8:30AM — 12:00PM) as we host a Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). We are facilitating the Poverty Simulation, which is the result of a community-wide effort and multiple collaborations to help our community members understand the realities of poverty.
During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families. They have the stressful task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget. Although play money is used, CAPS is not a game. It is a simulation that enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and then to recognize and discuss the potential for change within their local communities. The simulation was designed to sensitize those who frequently interact with low-income families, as well as to create a broader awareness of the realities of poverty among policymakers, conmunity leaders and others. It has been made available by the Missouri Association for Community Action. Continue reading REGISTER! Poverty Simulation