TROY — On Wednesday, April 5, Partners in Hope in Troy will present a Bridges Out of Poverty Community Overview Training. The event to be held at First Place on West Franklin Street will run from 6-8 p.m., and advance registration is requested.
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. Learning this basic framework seeks to enable companies, organizations and individuals to become more effective in addressing poverty issues and workforce development needs in the community.
The content covered in Bridges Out of Poverty provides those who participate with a common language, helping to facilitate successful relationships across economic lines and is based on the book “Bridges Out of Poverty,” co-authored by Dr. Ruby Payne, Philip DeVol and Terie Dreussi Smith.
Partners in Hope Inc. is a non-profit organization that opened its doors to serve the community in 1990. Throughout its 27 year history, PHI has offered programs of Relief, Education, and Development to families in need. In 2016, programs and services were provided to more than 2,400 individuals in Troy and Casstown.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 335-0448 for more information to register. There is no cost to participate, but a donation of $15 for the workbook is suggested.