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This training provides an introduction to the “hidden rules of class”, language and communication, the framework for understanding poverty and how community organizations can help to bridge the gap with low-income individuals. Learn the basic framework for understanding the culture of poverty and enable your organization and individuals to become more effective in addressing poverty issues in the community.
Partners in Hope staff members are available to conduct Bridges Out of Poverty trainings for current and prospective volunteers and our partnering churches.
The training is based on the book Bridges Out of Poverty co-authored by Dr. Ruby Payne, Philip DeVol and Terie Dreussi Smith. The training also highlights the various resources required to move out of poverty. The content of the class is similar to the content of Getting Ahead, but it is geared toward middle and upper income class audience.
The content covered in both Getting Ahead and Bridges Out of Poverty provides those who participate with a common language, helping to facilitate successful relationships across economic lines.
For more information contact Allison DeHart at (937) 335-0448.