Bridges Out of Poverty is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dimensions of poverty and its impact. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty.
If your business, agency, church, or organization works with people from under-served communities, a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths can help you to effectively partner with them to create opportunities for success.
This Bridges Out of Poverty follow up session will provide strategies, deepen your learning, and guide you to put into practice what you learned in Session #1.
Please join us to learn more about how you can better serve your community as we review research, examine theories of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.
This 4 hour session will provide participants an opportunity to develop strategies and foster a greater awareness of the impact of generational and situational poverty on those you serve. Agenda items will include the following:
- Session #1 Recap
- Success Stories – How have you used the information learned in Session #1?
- Additional Bridges Out of Poverty Concepts
- Institutional Barriers – What barriers exist in your organization?
- Changing Systems – How can your leverage your barriers and create opportunities?
- Action Planning and Wrap Up
"Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process) Additional Info: What is Bridges Out of Poverty?
Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty and has attended Session #1. This retreat will primarily focus on your successes, and Institutional and Community change as well as strategies to move this work forward in your organization.
A common outcome of this session are attendants bringing their learning and strategies back to their organization and to begin a process for implementation.
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Dr. Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant
Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.
At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.
Victoria Reese, Capacity Builder
Victoria Reese is a capacity building consultant and certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer with Nonprofit Network. She has worked in the non-profit sector since 1990, holding various leadership positions and engaged in work encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations. Victoria is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship Alum and has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. She has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs, in addition to leading efforts to create the first community development credit union to be chartered in Michigan within a 25-year span.
She is a certified professional coach, and has wide-ranging facilitation instruction from Thinking Collaborative and the Interaction Institute for Social Change. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is actively engaged in community initiatives serving on numerous boards, committees, and coalitions.
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