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Registration for the January 13th event is now closed. Click here to get notified about our next poverty simulation.

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. 


January 13, 2023


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Goodwill DE - 300 East Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE

In Partnership With


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.

Increase Understanding

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.

Transform Perspectives

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.

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.


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We’ll Notify You When Registration Opens

The January 13th event is already full but 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!