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Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. The Poverty Simulation bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. The Poverty Simulation is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty.  It is not a game.  It is based on real people and their real lives.
During the simulation you will role play a month in poverty and experience low income families' lives.

After the simulation you will unpack your experience and brainstorm community change. 
You will be offered a tangible way for you to be involved in transformation of the experience of families in poverty.
Together we can be a voice to end poverty in your family, friends and community.

We utilize a nationally-recognized curriculum created by the Missouri Community Action Network.  The Poverty Simulation was designed using real-life scenarios of people struggling with limited financial means.  This highly-regarded educational process has allowed us to enlighten and inspire over 13,000 participants in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, including Fortune 500 executives, local politicians, health care professionals, university educators and students, non-profit organizations, and professional affinity groups.

South Piedmont Community College
4209 Old Charlotte Hwy
Monroe, NC  28110

Friday March 8, 2019 
9 am - 11:30 am

Have a question? Give us a call at 704-218-9060 or email us at CommonHeart@CommonHeart.org.

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