IPR News

Poverty Awareness: Taking Luck of the Draw’s Challenge

by Marcus Jackman

March 20, 2012

IPR’s Marcus Jackman accepted a challenge from Teamwork for Quality Living in their poverty simulation called “Luck of the Draw.”  For Poverty Awareness Week last week, media members from the community drew random tasks to help them understand the challenges of living in poverty.

In this personal commentary, Jackman reflects on his task — visiting a social services agency with all the documentation he needed in order to apply for services.  Jackman focused on the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan.