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Jack and Jill of America Poverty Simulation

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The Worship Center

100 Derby Parkway

Irondale, AL 35210

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Alabama is the sixth poorest state in the nation, and nearly 900,000 Alabamians live in poverty.

The Community Action Poverty Simulation is an interactive experience that helps facilitate understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in our community who are living at or below the poverty level. The simulation increases participants' understanding of hardships and the emotional toll experienced by impoverished members of our society and the work it takes to achieve self-sufficiency.

This FREE educational and professional development experience helps business and community leaders; students, faculty, and administrators; faith-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and others understand the realities of poverty. During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of families living at or below the poverty level. Participants will experience typical challenges faced by individuals living in the context of constrained financial circumstances including maintaining employment, caring for children or elderly family members, seeking public assistance, and dealing with transportation issues.

Social Work CEUs available.

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100 Derby Parkway

Irondale, AL 35210

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