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Community Action Month POVERTY SIMULATION

The Poverty Simulation is a tool that helps participants rethink the challenges that millions of low income individuals must face each and every day. More importantly, it helps people identify areas of change that can directly impact the effects of poverty on individuals, families and communities.

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Community Action Month    POVERTY SIMULATION
Community Action Month    POVERTY SIMULATION

Time & Location

May 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Waukegan, 206 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085, USA


About the Event


Poverty is often portrayed as a stand alone issue - but this simulation allows individuals to walk a month in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are.

The Poverty Simulation breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real life situations of others.

Join us for this unique, interactive experience that moves people to think about the harsh realities of poverty and to talk about how communities can address the problem. Most importantly, it moves people to make a difference. The Poverty Simulation is the first step to get people and communities moving.

Volunteer participants assume the roles of members of up to 26 different families facing a variety of challenging circumstances. At the start of the Simulation, each family will receive a card explaining its unique circumstances. The Simulation will last about 3 hours which includes a final opportunity to discuss what they’ve learned with their peers.

Register today as a volunteer participant! For more information call/email Lisa Hayes at or 847-249-4330.

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