Bridges Out of Poverty is a community-wide, community-facing initiative where businesses, organizations and individuals use a socio-economic lens to explore and understand the many factors that contribute to poverty. This workshop shares common language, tools and strategies that can be immediately implemented into organizations, or a Bridges trainer can dive deeper with more targeted training for your organization’s unique needs.
Getting Ahead In A Just-Gettin’-By World is a kitchen table-style learning experience for neighbors who are living in or near poverty. Through 10-12 weekly classes, attendees, (investigators) explore their world through the lens of socio-economic class and how poverty affects their lives. As the expert on their own lives, Getting Ahead investigators co-investigate with others to plan their future stories and build a life of opportunity. Investigators receive a stipend for time spent in class. Materials, meals and a caring, safe space are provided.