Posted: June 9, 2014

Community Action Poverty Simulation


During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers.


Health Equity Research, Low-Income, MCAT, Undergraduate Faculty, uScience, Foundational Concept 10, Content Category 10A, Preealth, Poverty


Missouri Association for Community Action