Bridges Out of Poverty: FREE Jackson MI Community Session Online

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Presented Online for Jackson MI and the surrounding area communities
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  • For those who live, work or serve the Jackson MI or surrounding Michigan communities.

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 live sin and serves the Jackson Mi community and 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". 

Testimonials - What did you like most about this session?

"Eye-opening awareness of what's lacking in our own community."

"Wow, I have middle-class bias I was not even aware of even though I'm one paycheck away from poverty myself."

"Made me think of all the ways I could help my community."

"Katena is fabulous, she really raises awareness and created new thoughts."

"The group-work sessions and collaboration!"

"The passion and personal experiences of the presenter."

"The global situations brought home using local statistics."

"The suggestions of changes that can be made, even small one's in the work-place to better serve the community and individuals we're hoping to assist."

Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions - FREE

Because of Funding Provided by:

General Registration: $0.00

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Bridges Certified Facilitator

Learn more about Katena

Katena Cain, PhD.

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.


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