CoActive Connections promotes the awareness of the realities of poverty through education and community advocacy.
No one will be treated differently because of their economic status.
Educate -Poverty Awareness Training
We facilitate Poverty Awareness Training for organizational staff and volunteers. The training gives participants tools and strategies so they can create better services and policies affecting people experiencing poverty. As a result, participants can more effectively address poverty in their professional and personal lives. Poverty Awareness Training is catered to the individual needs of organizations, and we can offer Continuing Education Units for our training. We facilitate using an interactive approach, and integrate authentic storytelling from both trainers and people experiencing poverty (gathered from focus groups and interviews).
Educate - Community Action Poverty Simulation
The Community Action Poverty Simulation is for organizations who want a hands-on experience to understanding the realities of poverty. During the simulation, participants play the role of an individual experiencing poverty. They navigate the poverty experience with other participants as family members, using whatever resources they have to pay their rent and utilities, eat, work, go to school, and seek community resources.
Advocate -Poverty Awareness Campaign
We work to engage the community in looking at poverty in a new way, bringing the individual experience to promote better understanding of the poverty experience. We do this by giving voice to people through focus groups and interviews, and using multimedia and social networking to educate the community and reduce the stigma surrounding poverty.