Poverty Simulation in Irvine

Poverty Simulation in Irvine

imeritAlliant Irvine and I-MERIT are hosting a poverty simulation on campus on October 24, 2015. Participants will be assigned roles to live as part of a low-income family and interact with various community resources to obtain basic necessities.

Do you work with low-income families? Do you know what living in poverty really entails? Can you survive a month in poverty? Experience living in poverty for a month through this four hour experience.

Poverty simulation is not a game. It engages participants with tasks and challenges facing low-income families, from parents trying to care for their children to senior members trying to maintain their self-sufficiency. A debriefing discussion will be held at the end of the simulation where participants can share insights gained form this simulation activity.

Lunch will be provided and professional development hours are being offered.


10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Alliant Irvine campus – 2855 Michelle Drive, Suite #300, Irvine, CA 92606


RSVP with Vivian Nguyen at vnguyen3@alliant.edu