Bridges Out of Poverty - Session Two: Strategies to Move this Work Forward in Your Organization

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom MI Residents Only


  • UWJ


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.

Session Content:

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?

Designed for

Appropriate and relevant for anyone who lives, works and/or serves the Jackson MI and surrounding areas. Has attended Session #1 and has a general interest in growing your Bridges Out of Poverty awareness. 

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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General Registration: $99 

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy


Facilitator -

Learn more about Katena

Dr. Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant

Katena loves to engage her audience. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops and easily connects with each participant.  She uses cognitive questions to help people customize information and then connect that information to their specific circumstances. People appreciate how approachable and relatable Katena is and how she creates comfortable spaces for honest conversation and impactful discussions. Read more about Katena HERE


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