Every two years, the Chamber plans and hosts a leadership program called Falls Area Leadership Series (FALS). For our FALS group this year, in partnership with Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union, we are planning a Poverty Simulation. This will take place on January 10th, 2024 at the First Lutheran Church from 10am - 12:30 pm. We need quite a few people for this session to be successful (80 participants and 30 volunteers). We would like to invite you to participate!
Registration ends 12/29/23
Here is the link for more information about the Poverty Simulation:
Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. CAPS is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty.
CAPS is not a game. It is based on real Community Action clients and their lives. CAPS exists to:
Promote Poverty Awareness
During the simulation, role-play a month in poverty and experience low-income families’ lives.
After the simulation, you will unpack your learning and brainstorm community change.
Inspire Local Change
Together, you can be a voice to end poverty in your family, friends and community.
The goal of CAPS is to shift the paradigm about poverty away from being seen as a personal failure and toward the understanding of poverty as structural, a failure of society.
If you have any coworkers that you think may benefit from this simulation, they are more than welcome to sign up.
FALS: Poverty Simulation
Date and Time
Wednesday Jan 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
January 10th, 2024
9-12:30 – Volunteers
10-12:30 – Participants
First Lutheran Church: Fellowship Hall
2100 Riverview Dr,
Little Falls, MN 56345