This workshop helps prepare volunteers and community members to address poverty more effectively. It is through the understanding of the issues of poverty that we can become more effective in removing barriers and helping families as they journey to self-sufficiency.
Bridges Out of Poverty provides concrete tools for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty.
Materials used and strategies developed are focused on:
Moving individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
Reducing social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare
Strengthening educational attainment and job skills
Improving on-the-job productivity
Building a sustainable community where everyone can live well
Day 1 Workshop is an introductory 7 hour workshop for presenting a framework for understanding poverty and providing solutions for individuals, institutions and communities like ours. Topics including a mental model of social class, four main areas of research, understanding of the hidden roles of poverty, resources necessary to change, and how language and family structure works in social classes.