Bridges Out of Poverty: FREE Community Session

  • Wednesday, August 07, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Jackson District Library - Meijer Branch 2699 Airport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
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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 millions 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. 

Free Registration - Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions

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General Registration: $0.00

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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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