Poverty Simulation

CAn you make it through a month?!?!
For many Americans, the challenges represented in the Poverty Simulation are a real-life daily struggle.  In 2017, 39.7 million people faced the reality of poverty in the United States.  To put that in perspective, that's more than the entire population of Canada.  Many of our neighbors face realities such as food insecurity, housing instability, homelessness, lack of reliable transportation, domestic violence, the inability to afford basic necessities, unemployment, and underemployment.
The Poverty Simulation is an impactful and interactive experience in which participants begin to understand the realities of the working poor. Each participant takes on the role based on real family scenarios.  The goal is to make ends meet, feed your family, and maintain housing for one month.  Find out if you could survive. Register below:
Our next Poverty Simulation is:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
5:30pm -8:30pm
Find your new "home" at
IBEW Local #668 Union Hall
2535 South 30th Street, Lafayette, IN 47909
This session is brought to you by the Lafayette Chapter of  Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
If you have any questions about the simulation, please contact Al Salazar at asalazar@uwlafayette.org or by calling her at 765-742-9077 ext. 231