The Poverty Simulation will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:00PM in the Allen Ballroom of Rossin Campus Center (5:30 pm registration start).
Hosted and facilitated by Blueprints (formerly Community Action Southwest), 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 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 you must provide for your family and maintain your home. The simulation is followed by a guided discussion.