Gibson County Community Foundation Announces Free Public Workshop Bridges Out of Poverty: Individual Lens

The Gibson County Community Foundation is announcing a free, public workshop featuring Treasure McKenzie, Consultant/Trainer of the Bridges Out of Poverty Model on Friday, August 27th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Toyota Events Center in Princeton, Indiana. This workshop will consist of a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. This training assists employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals gain insight and strategies. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required to attend by Friday, August 18th. Please visit this link to register:

After receiving a Community Leadership Implementation Grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. as part of its seventh phase of the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII), the Gibson County Community Foundation collected data, hosted community forums, and selected the cycle of povertyas its focus for utilizing GIFT VII Implementation Grant dollars.

Through the Implementation Grant from Lilly Endowment, the Gibson County Community Foundation will focus on supporting programs that will help educate the public about poverty, the realities for people living in poverty, and how organizations, employers, and families can work together to help individuals move out of poverty and become more self-sufficient.

With the help of Treasure McKenzie, participants during this free, public workshop will review the Individual Lens through poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

Bestselling author Ruby K. Payne founded training and publishing company aha! Process in 1996 with the mission to enable individuals, institutions, and communities to stabilize and grow resources for all, particularly those in poverty. aha! Process works to obtain this mission by providing workshops, publications, and consulting services. This is done by creating an understanding of the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to systems level

If Gibson County is rated at a 2.5 metric scale or higher according to Indiana’s dashboard the day of the event, then masks will be required for ALL attendees regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing will be required and masks/hand sanitizer will be provided.