Bridges Out of Poverty


As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars. "
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

KACS Poverty Simulation
April 13, 2024
10:00am – 1:00pm

St. Michael Lutheran Church
109 E Doe Run Road
Unionville, PA 19375

Registration is closed for KACS Poverty Simulation.

Bridges Out of Poverty

Poverty Simulation — Canceled

Poverty Simulation Update: The Poverty Simulation Schedule on Saturday,  April 13, 2024, has been canceled. As the Poverty Simulation is a very interactive experience, a minimum number of participants is required for a meaningful experience. We recognize that many other competing events may have impacted participants’ availability. 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to staff the simulation and all who registered to participate.

Stay tuned for information on upcoming educational opportunities.

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. Approximately 31,000 people living in poverty in Chester County face daily challenges of choosing between rent, medicine, or food.  This Poverty Simulation is a learning tool to help the community understand what it could be like to be part of a family trying to survive from month to month and to inspire change.

KACS Poverty Simulation
April 13, 2024
10:00am – 1:00pm

St. Michael Lutheran Church
109 E Doe Run Road, Unionville, PA 19375

What to Expect:

  • Role-Playing: Assume the identity of a person living in poverty* and navigate through various real-life scenarios.
  • Limited Resources: Encounter firsthand the struggles of making ends meet with limited financial resources.
  • Critical Decision-Making: Make tough choices related to healthcare, education, employment, and more, while facing the daily obstacles of poverty.
  • Interactive Dialogue: Engage in conversations with others and learn from their experiences.
  • Debriefing Session w/ Light Refreshments: Reflect on the simulation, discuss insights gained, and explore solutions to address poverty in our community.

Who Can Participate:

This simulation is open to all community members, educators, students, and organizations committed to understanding poverty-related issues and working towards positive change.

Why Attend:

  • Increase Awareness: Develop empathy and a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those living in poverty.
  • Foster Collaboration: Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations to collaborate on poverty alleviation initiatives.
  • Inspire Action: Empowered with knowledge, you can contribute to creating sustainable solutions for poverty eradication.
  • Strengthen Communities: By engaging in poverty-related discussions, we can foster a compassionate and supportive community.

Come and be part of the change we wish to see in the world!

*Note: This poverty simulation is designed to raise awareness and promote understanding. It does not replicate the full range of hardships faced by individuals living in poverty.