Bridges Out of Poverty & Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-by World
Solve hunger with innovative action and tools for change.
Bridges out of Poverty is a model, a framework, an approach, a body of work and research that provides a deeper understanding and common language of the new culture of poverty. It also provides a platform for innovative action and tools for change that can lead to lowering poverty rates. Bridges training provides a deeper understanding of economic class, hidden rules and mental models that exist within each class.
Read a testimonial from a single mother who participated in a Bridges Out of Poverty "Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World session.
View the Bridges Out of Poverty flier.
NEXT BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY COMMUNITY TRAINING
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST
211 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE 68508
Includes lunch and free book.
Register here to attend the next Bridges Out of Poverty workshop.
Initial funding for Bridges Out of Poverty in Nebraska is provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and Food Bank of Lincoln.
Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-by World is a program that offers useful tools, practical advice and valuable communication to help individuals and family who are directly affected by poverty.
UPCOMING TRAINING GETTING AHEAD OPPORTUNITIES
Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-by World
Classes held on Monday evenings or Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day
Class size will not exceed 16 people; apply early!
Monday classes will meet at Riley Elementary School, 5021 Orchard Street, from 5:30-8 p.m., beginning Feb. 13.
Tuesday and Thursday classes will meet at CEDARS Early Childhood Development Center, 1533 N. 27th Street, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.,
beginning Feb. 14.
Eligible participants will receive $250.
Lunch or supper provided at no cost to participants
Childcare provided at no cost to participants
Safe & encouraging environment
A facilitator will attend each session to keep the group on track--not to tell the group what to do--and help gather input, organize ideas, and explore solutions.
Program Facilitator: Alynn Sampson, Youth & Family Programs Director
Program Facilitator: Emily Koopmann, Riley CLC School Community Coordinator
Questions: If you need additional information, please contact Alynn Sampson via email or (402) 904-6550, ext. 101.
What to expect from the "Getting Ahead" program
Identify your strengths & build a personal future story.
Work to build financial resources for you & your family.
Learn about "hidden rules" and become skilled at using them to build resources.
Receive long-term support, from people and resources in Lancaster County, to help you achieve your future plans.
Help be a part of building a community where everyone can live well.
What is expected of me?
Commitment to attend ALL classes.
Actively participate in discussions.
Complete the lessons in the workbook (workbook provided at no charge)
Engage in some discovery work that may occur outside of class
Be open to new ideas
How do I qualify?
Applicants must live in Lancaster County
Must be 18 years or older
Must be able to read and speak English at a conversational level
Must fill out an application (available here)
You will need to attend a mandatory orientation on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, from 6-7 p.m. at Riley Elementary School, 5021 Orchard Street.
Program Facilitator Alynn Sampson, Food Bank of Lincoln Youth & Family Programs Director
Program Facilitator Emily Koopmann, Riley CLC School Community Coordinator
Bridges Out of Poverty flier Please print and share with your clients, coworkers, congregation, friends, or any person who group who is in a position to host (or influence the hosting) of a Bridges Out of Poverty training.
Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-by World flier Please print and share with your clients, friends, coworkers, or anyone else who wants a little help to "get ahead" in the world.
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