Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty offers a new way to view the issue of poverty through the Triple Lens approach: 1) Individual, 2) Community, and 3) Structural/Policy.  This framework offers tools and resources that equip you to

  • Redesign programs to better serve people you work with 
  • Build skill sets for management to help guide employees 
  • Upgrade training for front-line staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers
  • Improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care
  • Increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jackson, MI
    • 39

    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the million

    s of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)

    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.

    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.

    Session Content 

    This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. 

    We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  

    We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  

    A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 

    General Registration: $49.00

    Reduced from $99.00 thanks to our Bridges Out of Poverty sponsors!

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have dramatically reduced the registration cost for Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions


    Victoria Reese, Capacity Builder

    With 26 years of mission-driven work experience encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations, Victoria has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. 

    Victoria has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs. She is actively engaged in community initiatives, serving on numerous agency boards, committees, and coalitions. 

    Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, is a certified professional coach, and certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer.

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Interested in having your organization trained in Bridges Out of Poverty?

Request more info today

Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by Aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  

Our certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.  

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