EXCELLENT VOLUNTEER TRAINING TOOL FOR CHURCH or COMMUNITY –Bridges Out of Poverty is an all-day workshop to help volunteers better understand poverty through the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies to help alleviate poverty.
Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique framework that opens a window onto the profound impact living in poverty has on people and families. This workshop will deepen a volunteers understanding of what it is like to live in poverty and the culture that surrounds it. A deeper understanding of these challenges (and strengths) will help your church and community better serve the people you work with, improve outcomes and increase the likelihood of helping them move from welfare to work.
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About the Trainers: Rev. Alexis Coleman has served as the Pastor of Missions at Davidson UMC since 2015. She is a certified trainer in Bridges Out of Poverty, and teaches Bridges in the congregation and community several times a year. She also works with families from the community who are currently living in instability or poverty as they transition to stability. Her passion is helping families break the cycle of poverty through empowerment and positive mentoring relationships.
Michael Saccocio is executive director and CEO of City Mission in Schenectady, New York. In addition to this role he has taken the lead in establishing an on-going, multi-sector initiative called Schenectady Bridges to help promote the “Bridges out of Poverty” framework as a citywide movement, linking social, business, education, healthcare, and faith-based sectors.
All workshops are at Indian Creek Community Church | 12480 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS. Register Here