A Poverty Simulation is an experiential workshop that exposes participants to the realities of living on public assistance. If you’re interested in learning more or hosting a Poverty Simulation for your own group, please email [email protected] or call 734.663.1870.
Groups that have hosted Poverty Simulation include:
- U-M School of Public Health – (Summer Enrichment Program students, faculty, and staff)
- U-M Hillel (students and community members)
- U-M Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning “Learning from the Community” Program (students and community members)
- Faith in Action & Mission Marketplace in Chelsea, MI (families, community members from Chelsea, MI)
- Starfish Family Services
- New Beginnings School
What Others Are Saying:
- The University of Michigan School of Public Health Findings Publication recently included an article written by the publication’s editor who attended a Welfare Simulation this summer. Leslie Stainton’s article (the Editor’s Note is on the right side of the page).
- “I didn’t know how many people are living in this situation and how broken the system is.”
- “I think this is a good experience for people to go through to have a better understanding of what people on assistance go through.”
- “Trying to get through every day was very frustrating. The system is broken. I know I am very grateful for my life and I hope that there is more I can do to help others that are going through this system.”
- Marketplace Money did a story about participants using the same simulation in California.
Sign your group up today!