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COST OF
POVERTY EXPERIENCE

Click HERE to learn about the
NEW options for our COPE family: 
The "Community Simulation" will inspire people
to care for those already in their life.

The Cost of Poverty Experience offers between 60 and 120 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.

About COPE

WHAT IS COPE?

WHO IS COPE FOR?

Churches & Youth Groups
for discipleship & mobilization

NONPROFITS
for training or fundraising

EDUCATORS & HEALTHCARE
for professional
development

BUSINESSES
for community engagement

FAMILIES
for a shared learning experience

WHAT ARE THE FACTS?

“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)

CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE

98%

of COPE participants report a shift in thinking

82%

of COPE participants are ready to be part of the solution

UPCOMING SIMULATIONS

Nov 29, 2023 - Frisco

Dec 8 , 2023 - Palmer

Jan 26, 2024 - Irving

Feb 3, 2024 - Junior League of Dallas

If you are interested in attending or

hosting a Community Simulation

Contact Cope@unitethechurch.org 

Sponsorship & Fundraising

Opportunities Available

Contact Jenn@unite-dfw.org

Participants said...

  • Lochlynn T 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."

  • Mariela B said: "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."

  • Phoebe Z said: "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."

Community Simulation Info

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. 

Contact Form

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

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