Understanding the Struggle of Poverty 2019

Tuesday, January 29 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM [CST]

100 Grand Blvd., Longview, Texas, 75602, United States

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Tuesday, January 29 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM [CST]

Maude Cobb Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview, Texas, 75602, United States.

Friends of Partners in Prevention will host the 3rd Annual Understanding the Struggle of Poverty workshop. The Bridges Out of Poverty training is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty and provides tools for change.  The Bridges model is being used in hundreds of communities across the U.S., including Longview. 


Poverty is not a game. Poverty is a reality for more than 20,000 people living in Gregg County Texas.  Participating in a poverty simulation gives individuals a glimpse into the daily struggles of poverty and the challenge of meeting goals while overcoming barriers.  Each participant is given a persona - a single Mom, a college student, a working family - and failure to meet your goals could result in lost job, lost benefits or becoming homeless.


8:30 a.m. - Check-in

9:00 a.m. - Session 1:  Bridges Out of Poverty

12:00 p.m. - Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - Session 2:  Poverty Simulation

4:00 p.m. - Wrap-up


Presenters:  Holly Fuller, Partners in Prevention Manager and Bridges Out of Poverty Certified Presenter and Lyndell McAllister, LMSW-AP, Director of Longview Bridges Out of Poverty and Certified Presenter


Who should attend?  Anyone working directly with people living in the day-to-day struggle of poverty, including businesses, faith community, education providers, medical personnel, social services, governmental agencies, housing providers, law enforcement, juvenile and adult justice providers.

Partners in Prevention is a community coalition that addresses community barriers by inspiring hope, connecting partners, and building trusting relationships that transform lives.

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