Could You Survive
a month in poverty?
Join us for a first-hand experience of what it’s like to live in poverty. The Poverty Simulation is designed to help people in the community begin to understand what it’s like to live in a low-income family trying to survive month-to-month. Currently, there are no public simulations scheduled.
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The Poverty Simulation
What would you do if you had to choose paying rent or putting food on your table or covering childcare expenses? Unfortunately thousands of people across our state are forced to make these hard decisions.
The Poverty Simulation is an immersive experience designed to help people get a glimpse of the realities of living in poverty. During the simulation, participants are confronted with a series of complex challenges that mimic obstacles faced many families in our community.
Our hope is that this simulation wouldn’t be a one-time experience, but that we rethink poverty and work together to make the issues surrounding poverty an ongoing conversation.
Promote Awareness of Poverty
During the simulation, participants role-play a month in poverty and experience the realities of low-income families’ lives.
The learning doesn’t stop once the simulation ends. After the simulation, you will have a chance to unpack your learnings and brainstorm community change.
The goal of the simulation is to help people shift the belief that poverty is a personal failure and approach those living in poverty with understanding and empathy.
Inspire & Drive Change
Change doesn’t happen without action. Together, we can help end poverty for our families, friends, and neighbors. Together, we have a better chance at building a more equitable Delaware for all.
join a simulation
As a Volunteer
In the later part of August 2023, we have a series of five private poverty simulations. To learn more or to register to become a volunteer for any of the upcoming simulations, click here to visit the UVolunteer portal.
Host a simulation
WHERE YOU WORK
For many in our communities, poverty remains widely unseen and misunderstood. Poverty Simulations bridge the gap between these two worlds to help all Delawareans see, hear, and feel the challenges caused by poverty. Build a culture of empathy and ignite a spirit of action by hosting a simulation at your next company-wide event.
Expose team members to the daily challenges faced by families living in poverty. Encouraging them to care about the welfare of others, and fostering a more inclusive, supportive workplace culture.
Challenge your team to work together to navigate the complexities of poverty. By immersing them in real-life scenarios, your people will find new ways to solve actual problems faced by many in our state.
Maintain your organization’s commitment to community service and involvement, by giving your people a platform to learn, reflect, and make a difference. Follow up with other opportunities for team members to take action.
More than 40 percent of Delaware households
cannot afford their basic needs.
What we do with this knowledge will determine the kind
of Delaware we live in tomorrow.
RETHINK THE WAY WE LOOK AT POVERTY.
We’ll Notify You When Registration Opens
We are having more poverty simulations throughout the year. If you complete the form below, we’ll notify you when registration opens for future poverty simulations. See you soon!
Host a Simulation!
Taking part in a poverty simulation can change the way people look at poverty and those in our community who experience it. Complete the form below to start the conversation about bringing a simulation to where you work. You won’t regret it!