2 Classes/ 4 hours each class
Instructor: Sharon Kruk, Executive Director, The Coalition; Certified Trainer, AHA Foundation
Strategies for Professionals and Communities is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to prevent, reduce, and 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 course, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes for people living in poverty, but the focus of the workshop is to provide a broad overview of concepts. This training assists employers, community organizations, churches, social service agencies, and individuals gain insight and strategies.