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The Cost of Poverty Experience is a 3-hour live, role-play simulation that offers participants a glimpse into:

  • the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community -- the obstacles, decisions, and consequences that impact them every day and

  • the organizations who serve them.

Most of us want to make a difference, but we don't know how. We can help.

98%

82%

of COPE participants report a shift in thinking

are ready to be part of the solution

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CHURCHES | BUSINESSES | SCHOOLS | HEALTHCARE ENTITIES |

YOUTH GROUPS | SMALL GROUPS & FAMILIES!

Single events accommodate groups of 60-120 adults. Double events accommodate up to 200. Children under 16 can participate, as needed, but we also have alternatives designed for children as well.

Email cope@unite-dfw.org with questions or to book a free consultation to find out if COPE is right for your group.

“In dramatic contrast to the surrounding region’s economic prosperity, the city of
Dallas has one of the highest concentrations of poverty in the nation. Many of these residents are unemployed or underemployed, preventing them from benefiting from the region’s economic growth. This opportunity gap is disproportionately affecting African-Americans and Hispanics, who represent a large and growing pool of potential middle-skill workers, just as the region needs to expand its talent pipeline.”

(JP Morgan Chase & Co., New Skills at Work Report, May 2015)

Upcoming Simulations

Register Today!

DATE
LOCATION
REGISTRATION
2023-11-29
Frisco
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2023-12-08
Palmer
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2024-01-26
Irving
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2024-02-03
Junior League of Dallas
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Sponsorship & fundraising opportunities are available

Contact jenn@unite-dfw.org

Participants said...

  • This presentation was very eye opening about my community and I feel that I am leaving knowing more than I did when I came in.

  • I loved it. This is a subject I am so passionate about and I feel like I learn something new every time. I’m also not from Dallas so I enjoyed seeing statistics relevant to my new area of living that were able to open my eyes to my temporary home.

  • I appreciated it a lot! I felt that it shed so much light on the social history of this area, and the local disparities I didn’t know existed! Very eye opening but not discouraging.

Our New Community Simulation

Designed to show your people:

  • A vision for our flourishing as whole, complex people.
  • What it looks and feels like when we're not flourishing physically, emotionally, relationally, vocationally, financially, or spiritually.

  • The role we each play in fostering flourishing within our 9-5 jobs, in our families, and as neighbors. 

  • How all the domains of education, healthcare, government, nonprofit, business, church, and family work together to create holistic flourishing.

  • And little things we can each tweak to better care for the people in our lives and the caregivers in our community.

Whether your goal is employee or member engagement and retention, professional development, or volunteer mobilization, this will help. Our experienced simulation Facilitator will work with you to define achievable goals for your event, identify strategic people to invite, promote your event, accomplish your goals, and follow up with participants in a meaningful way. 

Email us at cope@unitethechurch.org to schedule an appointment:

Thank you for reaching out!

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