Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop:
Strategies for Professionals and Communities
Date: Friday, July 26th, 2019
Location: Carnegie Building, 200 W. 9th St. Lawrence KS 66044
Cost (includes day-long workshop, coffee, lunch, and handouts):
- Registration is free for United Way Community Impact Partners
- $10 for Douglas County Community Based Nonprofits ($20 after July 5)
- $25 for General Public/Community Leaders/Private & Public Sector Employees ($50 after July 5)
Register online by Friday, July 5 for early-bird registration. Registration deadline is Thursday, July 18 at 5:00pm
Please join the United Way of Douglas County for a day-long Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop for Douglas County human service providers, community leaders, and change makers.
This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty on a community-based level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides 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. Throughout the workshop, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes, but the focus of the workshop is to provide a broad overview of concepts.
This training assists employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals gain insight and strategies. Participants may choose to purchase a book when registering for $25 to supplement their learning.
Training will be provided by Kathy McPherson, an experienced Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World trainer and facilitator with over 25 years of experience working with communities to reduce poverty. Read more about Kathy.
Thank you to our generous sponosor Hy-Vee!