Wednesday, 31 May, from 11:00-1:00 in the Hoosier Room, IU Southeast is running a Poverty Simulation, and there are between 12-20 slots still available. There is no cost, as this is a grant-funded program. The event is open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the surrounding community.
For those not aware of this concept, a poverty simulation is an interactive role play type of experience that lasts a couple of hours and is intended to give participants an idea and a “feel” for what it is like to “make it” in poverty in the modern day. One unique aspect of the IUS model is that the volunteers who run the simulation are themselves residents of the New Albany Housing Authority and therefore have first-hand knowledge of the struggles of a low-income household.
This spring, IUS received a grant from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana to offer a “poverty simulation” experience for our students and community partners.
Our grant allows us to offer two of these interactive experiences per semester. RSVPs are preferred. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Lisa Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies, School of Education. E-mail: lhh /at sign/ ius.edu, or call 812-941-2137.