Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop – Jackson

September 17, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center
  • 3575 Francis Street, Jackson, MI 49203

  • Includes: Workshop, Bridges Out of Poverty book, continental breakfast

Poverty is a complex social, economic and political issue that a “one-size-fits-all” approach fails to resolve. Investing the time to explore the research, listen to stories of those living in poverty, and discover new ways of thinking about policies and systems will create better outcomes.

Bridges out of Poverty Framework will:

  • Help you identify how your work can have a significant and lasting impact on addressing poverty.  
  • Learn how to use policies and systems to create better outcomes instead of barriers to moving out of poverty.
  • Provide you with a family of concepts designed to help employers, communities, policy-makers, social service agencies, and individuals attend to poverty in a comprehensive way.

Presenter: Patrice Martin, Nonprofit Leadership Coach

Originally from Chicago, Patrice became a permanent resident of the great State of Michigan in 1984, settling in Hillsdale County. She parlayed her administrative and human resource skills from the private, for-profit sector into a long term commitment to the nonprofit sector. She has held positions as diverse as Legal Advocate for Domestic Harmony to Strategic Grants Officer for South Central Michigan Works! She is also a former Hillsdale County Director for Community Action Agency and the inaugural director of the Economic Development Partnership of Hillsdale County.

Along the way, Patrice has acquired a wealth of training, facilitation and consulting experience. She has been certified as a trainer for the Bridges Out of Poverty model, the Community Leadership Development program of the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute, and is an authorized facilitator for the Stewards of Children, sexual assault awareness training through Darkness to Light. She also holds a Business Solutions Professional certificate through the Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations and a completion certificate for the Strategic Foresight system from the University of Houston.

Cost: 109.00 per person – includes workshop, lunch and book.

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