Poverty Simulations

Experience Living in Poverty

Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) promotes a greater understanding of poverty. During the 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. Visit www.povertysimulation.org to learn more. 


A live-action simulation to role-play lives of low income families.


Understand poverty through an experiential setting, empower low-income volunteers to interact with leaders from their community, view poverty as a reality

For who?

Policy makers, local community leaders, students and organizations

Each Poverty Simulation Kit contains:
• Director’s Manual
• Resource Packets
• Family Packets
• Compact Disc

Each kit is all-inclusive and reusable. It comes in a large, convenient storage container on wheels to be used as many times as you want.

Ready to Purchase a Kit?

Please click the button below and follow the secure online purchase process. Accepted payment includes credit card, purchase order or check. Click the link below to pay online. Your purchase will not be complete until you return this purchase agreement to povertysimulation@communityaction.org. 

Facilitator Training Information

Please click the button below to view the Facilitator Training Agenda. 

Future Facilitator Training Dates. Registration is now open
November 13-14 in St. Louis, Missouri