Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a "one-size-fits-all" approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.
Bridges out of Poverty Framework aims to achieve the following:
- Help you identify how your work can have a significant and lasting impact on addressing poverty.
- Learn how to use policies and systems to create better outcomes instead of barriers to moving out of poverty.
- Provide you with a family of concepts designed to help employers, communities, policy-makers, social service agencies, and individuals attend to poverty in a comprehensive way.
This is an abridged overview of the Bridges Out of Poverty model and framework. Please click here if you'd like more information on comprehensive training opportunities.
Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant
Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.
Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.
Cost: $60.00 (includes a light breakfast)
FREE Option to stay for additional conversation: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework. Two certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.