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Bridges Out of Poverty – Part 4: Policy Lens

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

In-depth extension of the Bridges Out of Poverty workshop that builds strategies to break down poverty’s barriers and embed new constructs

About this event

This workshop is an in-depth extension of the Bridges Out of Poverty workshop and builds strategies to break down poverty’s barriers and embed new constructs. The Individual and Institutional lenses covered in the first two days of Bridges workshops are used as a basis for the third Bridges workshop, which looks at poverty’s barriers through the lens of the community.This workshop explores how to become a Bridges community, how to work with all sectors and economic classes, and how to create a steering committee. Attention is given to the types of leaders needed for the initiative. Participants will look at advocating for policy change at the local, state, and federal levels.

Participation in the original Bridges Out of Poverty is strongly recommended, but not required. If you missed previous offerings of Bridges Out of Poverty, you can take an online course. Visit https://www.ahaprocess.com/courses/bridges-out-of-poverty-on-demand-workshop/ for more information

Registration is limited!

Participants will learn more about:

  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Engaging the community
  • The Getting Ahead series and methodology
  • Getting Ahead evaluation results and CharityTracker outcomes
  • Staying ahead programs
  • Identifying cocreators, catalysts, and backbone organizations
  • Creating a Bridges steering committee
  • Building awareness and finding funding
  • The joy of working across class lines
  • Rankism, transformational relationships, and false generosity
  • Creating a Bridges steering committee
  • Building a Bridges collaborative
  • Criteria for becoming a Bridges community
  • The joy of politics and policy change
  • Overcoming political barriers
  • Criteria for effective advocacy

This workshop is open to the general public and perfect for community organizers, elected officials, concerned citizens, nonprofit staff, mental health providers, educators and school counselors, those working in the health and human service industry, employees and more!

Registration includes refreshments and lunch.

A limited number of Bridges Out of Poverty books will be available for purchase.

Scholarships are available upon request. To inquire about scholarships please email info@panhandlepartnership.com

Special thanks to these sponsors and supporters:

  • Western Nebraska Community College
  • United Way of Western Nebraska
  • Panhandle Trails Intercity Public Transit
  • Alliance Christian Ministerial Association

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October 5
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Harms Advanced Technology Center-WNCC
2620 College Park Road
Scottsbluff, NE 69361 United States
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