Register Now for Upcoming Poverty Simulation

September 13, 2016

Poverty Simulation in Salem and PortlandAre you an edu­ca­tor or health­care provider who has an impact on the lives of peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty? Are you some­one who works with or inter­acts with peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty? If so, the poverty sim­u­la­tion may be a good train­ing oppor­tu­nity for you!

We are facil­i­tat­ing TWO sim­u­la­tions com­ing up — one in Salem, and one in Port­land. Reg­is­tra­tion is now open, so reg­is­ter early and reserve your spot Space is lim­ited. Reg­is­tra­tion fee: $25.

Poverty Sim­u­la­tion (Salem)Novem­ber 10, 8AM-12PM. Loca­tion To Be Announced. Reg­is­ter here.

Poverty Sim­u­la­tion (Port­land): Decem­ber 2, 8-12PM. Com­mu­nity of Christ Church (4837 NE Couch, Port­land, OR 97213). Reg­is­ter here.

The poverty sim­u­la­tion is a learn­ing tool that will help you gain a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the daily real­i­ties of poverty. Dur­ing the sim­u­la­tion, par­tic­i­pants role-play the lives of peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty. The sim­u­la­tion enables par­tic­i­pants to look at poverty from a vari­ety of angles and and then to rec­og­nize and dis­cuss the poten­tial for change within the community.

We are also look­ing for vol­un­teers to play ser­vice provider roles dur­ing the sim­u­la­tion (e.g. — police offi­cer, banker, social ser­vices, etc.). If you are inter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing, or have any ques­tions, con­tact us at!

We look for­ward to see­ing you there!

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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)