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Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops – 2017

June 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Please join us for a full-day Bridges Out of Poverty training with national trainer Prudence Pease on one of the following dates:

April 27 – Barre at the Canadian Club (map)

May 12 – Newport at the Gateway Center on the waterfront (map)

June 2 – Hampton Inn, Colchester (map) (This event has sold out, there will be no more online registrations and no day-of registrations)

About this training

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

“Bridges out of Poverty is a powerful training led by an incredibly engaging trainer. Even after leaving the nonprofit sector, I find myself routinely referring to information I learned from Prudence. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who deals directly with the public.”

– Stephani Kononan, Community Relations & Marketing Manager, Hunger Mountain Co-op

Registration Information

Fee: $75.00 per person fee includes lunch and materials.

Payment: Checks should be made out to Green Mountain United Way, 73 Main Street #33, Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Space is limited. Questions? Call Green Mountain United Way phone at 802-613-3989. To pay with a check please be sure that you choose “Pay by Check” when you check out through the registration link.

his 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 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.

This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through a partnership with the United Way Worldwide.


June 2, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hampton Inn, Colchester
42 Lower Mountain View Dr
Colchester, VT 05446 United States
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