Poverty Simulation

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 
Rossin Ballroom

The Poverty Simulation is an interactive experience designed to give participants an idea of what it is like to live in poverty. During the simulation, the Rossin Ballroom is set up to resemble a town, with community resources including a bank, a utility company, a school, and so on. During the simulation, 60—80 participants will have the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which participants must provide for their family and maintain their home. The simulation is followed by a guided discussion.

The simulation is facilitated by Community Action Southwest, a community agency in Washington, PA. http://www.caswg.org

W&J students will be receiving an email in September of 2013 with additional details and registration information.