Join Green Mountain United Way and United Way of Northwest Vermont, co-sponsors for a full-day Bridges Out of Poverty training with national trainer Prudence Pease.
May 12 – Newport at the Gateway Center on the waterfront or
June 2 – Chittenden County, Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mountain Road, Colchester
8:30-9 a.m. – Registration * 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Training
Morning coffee and lunch provided.
Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed to provide a new lens for understanding poverty. Addressing economic insecurity of low-income individuals and families is at the forefront of the minds of community leaders, including employers, social service providers, and government officials who want sustainable communities in which everyone can do well. These trainings are geared towards business and organizational leadership, supervisors, and managers and will address the following topics:
•Understanding economic class
•Research on causes of poverty
•Hidden rules of economic class
•Building resources to move out of poverty
•Community strategies addressing poverty in workplaces, families and human service systems
Cost: $75 per person, includes lunch and materials. If paying by check, make the check out to Green Mountain United Way, 73 Main Street #33, Montpelier, Vermont 05602
This training is based on the book Bridges out of Poverty Strategies for Professionals and Communities by DeVol, Payne and Dreussi Smith and is being offered by the Working Bridges. Working Bridges is a program of the United Way of Northwest Vermont and Green Mountain United Way that develops and promotes strategies that help employers improve financial stability and job retention of low-to-moderate wage earners.