Thursday, May 16 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm

Bridges Out of Poverty

Presented by Dr Bethanie Tucker, this workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty. 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.

This workshop is provided by the same group as the Framework for Understanding Poverty workshop, but where Framework explained the concepts for understanding those living in poverty, this workshop will provide concrete tools and strategies for helping your communities. The Bridges Out of Poverty community support program helps communities:
-Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
-Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare
-Strengthen educational attainment and job skills
-Enhance economic development
-Improve on-the-job productivity
-Revitalize neighborhoods
-Build sustainable communities where everyone can live well

Please register by May 8; St Mary's, Calvert, and Charles County libraries please contact the regional directly. All others may be placed on the waitlist via tinyurl.com/y2tjt6gc .

For more information, contact Jennifer Hopwood jhopwood@somd.lib.md.us or by phone (301) 884-0436 * (301) 843-3634 * (301) 934-9442.


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