Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop

Jim Ott and Megan Cherry are the speakers for the event.

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop

October 28, 2021 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty. Facilitated by Guest Speaker, Jim Ott, and Local Expert and Anchor House Executive Director, Megan Cherry, this workshop will look through the lens of economic class and provide concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

Adapted by aha! Process from Dr. Ruby Payne's book, "Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities," this workshop will take Payne's evidence based work and apply it to the most pressing issues for Jackson County Residents living in daily instability. You will walk away from this workshop with an increased understanding of the challenges your neighbors face and a basis of tools for practical application to aide our community.

This workshop is recommended and highly encouraged for those working in social service professions, educators, direct-service, and healthcare providers. However, any Jackson County Resident can benefit from the knowledge and tools you will gain from participating in this educational workshop. In Jackson County, Indiana, 15% of families live in poverty, and 24% of families are employed and live above the federal poverty line, but still earn less than the basic cost of living (ALICE). By attending this workshop, you're taking a step to be a part of change for these families.

*A light lunch will be provided free of charge.

Mark your calendar!
October 28, 2021
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pewter Hall
850 W Sweet St.
Brownstown, IN, 47220

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