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Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)

March 7 @ 8:00 am 11:30 am

In America, 37 million people, including 1 in 6 children, live at or below the poverty line.

The Cost of Poverty Experience is a 3.5 hour simulation that explores the lived experience of poverty firsthand through the eyes of real families. The experiential nature of this training helps organizations and communities more deeply understand the human and systemic impacts of poverty. 

For years, many top down or well-intentioned approaches to poverty have left out the wisdom and leadership of those closest to the challenges. Created with the input of individuals with personal experience in poverty, COPE sheds light on these challenges and catalyzes meaningful dialogue and action. This experience challenges participants to rethink poverty, respond effectively, and partner with those affected for change. 

COPE is a tool that will help you:

  • Deepen your understanding of the realities of poverty in America.
  • Improve practices and approaches to better engage low income individuals and their families.
  • Build partnerships to improve outcomes for low-income families.

Click here to register as a resource leader.

Click here to register as a simulation participant.


March 7
8:00 am – 11:30 am
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4074 Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, California 95407

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