Poverty Simulation Workshops

Jackson County community members at a poverty simulation at Rogue Regency Inn and Suites in Medford.

To help the whole community better understand the challenges of living in poverty, Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries facilitates community action poverty simulations, partnering with other community groups, business, and organizations.

The simulation, developed by a community action agency in Missouri, enables participants to view poverty from different angles and then discuss the potential for change within their communities. It’s designed to sensitize those who serve low-income families and to create a broader awareness of poverty issues among policymakers and community leaders.

KEZI, the ABC affiliate in Roseburg, covered one of the events we hosted there, which you can see the report on below:

Angela Warren, Jefferson Regional Health Alliance –
“Thank you for bringing the poverty simulation to us. The experience was incredibly well designed and managed. This is one of the best educational experiences we’ve had and I am deeply appreciative of the thought and effort that went into creating and leading the activity. As an educator, I was really impressed!

Thank you for this invaluable service.”
(May 2019)

If you are interested in participating, contact Amy Muhollen at 541-772-3300 or amy.mulhollen@sogoodwill.org.