Bridges Out of Poverty

Nonprofit Network is an authorized licensed provider for Bridges out of Poverty.

Bridges Out of Poverty offers a new way to view the issue of poverty through the Triple Lens approach: 1) Individual, 2) Community, and 3) Structural/Policy. This framework offers tools and resources that equip you to—

·         Redesign programs to better serve people you work with

·         Build skill sets for management to help guide employees

·         Upgrade training for front-line staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers

·         Improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care

·         Increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.

    Certified Trainers

    Upcoming events

      • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Lily Missionary Baptist Church 1117 W G Wade Dr, Jackson MI 49201
      • 96
      Register

      What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

      "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)

      Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.

      To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.

      Session Content 

      This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

      • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
      • Mental Models of Economic Class
      • Hidden Rules
      • Resources

      Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  

      We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  

      Designed for

      Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  


      A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 



      Free Registration - Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions

      With Funds Provided by:

      General Registration: $0.00

      Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

      Facilitators

      Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant

      Learn more about Katena

      Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

      At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.


      Victoria Reese, Capacity Builder

      With 26 years of mission-driven work experience encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations, Victoria has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. 

      Victoria has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs. She is actively engaged in community initiatives, serving on numerous agency boards, committees, and coalitions. 

      Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, is a certified professional coach, and certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer.

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      • Wednesday, October 02, 2019
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Jackson District Library - Meijer Branch 2699 Airport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202
      • 43
      Register

      What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

      "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)

      Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.

      To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.


      Session Content 

      This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

      • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
      • Mental Models of Economic Class
      • Hidden Rules
      • Resources

      Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  


      We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


      Designed for

      Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  


      A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 


      Free Registration - Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions

      With Funds Provided by:

      General Registration: $0.00

      Please refer to our Cancellation Policy


      Facilitator

      Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant

      Learn more about Katena

      Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.


      At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



      Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.
      • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Lily Missionary Baptist Church 1117 W G Wade Dr, Jackson MI 49201
      Register



      Bridges Out of Poverty is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dimensions of poverty and its impact. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty.

      If your business, agency, church, or organization works with people from under-served communities, a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths can help you to effectively partner with them to create opportunities for success.

      This Bridges Out of Poverty follow up session will provide strategies, deepen your learning, and guide you to put into practice what you learned in Session #1.

      Please join us to learn more about how you can better serve your community as we review research, examine theories of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

      Session Content:

      This 4 hour session will provide participants an opportunity to develop strategies and a foster a greater awareness of the impact of generational and situational poverty on those you serve. Agenda items will include the following:

      • Session #1 Recap
      • Success Stories – How have you used the information learned in Session #1?
      • Additional Bridges Out of Poverty Concepts
      • Institutional Barriers – What barriers exist in your organization?
      • Changing Systems – How can your leverage your barriers and create opportunities?
      • Action Planning and Wrap Up

      "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process) Additional Info: What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

      Designed for

      Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty and has attended Session #1. This retreat will primarily focus on your successes, and Institutional and Community change as well  as strategies to move this work forward in your organization.

      A common outcome of this session are attendants bringing their learning and strategies back to their organization and to begin a process for implementation.


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      Free Registration - Bridges Out of Poverty: Session Two

      With Funding Provided by:

      General Registration: $99 Now $0.00

      Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

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      Facilitators

      Dr. Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant

      Learn more about Katena

      Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

      At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.


      Victoria Reese, Capacity Builder

      Victoria Reese is a capacity building consultant and certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer with Nonprofit Network. She has worked in the non-profit sector since 1990, holding various leadership positions and engaged in work encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations. Victoria is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship Alum and has been at the forefront of many community development opportunities. She has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition and has developed and expanded several programs, in addition to leading efforts to create the first community development credit union to be chartered in Michigan within a 25-year span. 

      She is a certified professional coach, and has wide-ranging facilitation instruction from Thinking Collaborative and the Interaction Institute for Social Change.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is actively engaged in community initiatives serving on numerous boards, committees, and coalitions.

      ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.



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    Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by Aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  

    Our certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.  

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