Bridges Out of Poverty 2-Day Workshop

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 8:30 AM - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 4:00 PM EST

600 McClellan Street, Schenectady, NY, 12304, United States

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Two Day Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop - Licensed Social Workers Eligible for CEU's Partial Approval - $99.00

If you are a licensed social worker you will receive 13.0 contact hours for this workshop

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 8:30 AM - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 4:00 PM EST

Ellis Health Center , 600 McClellan Street, Schenectady, NY, 12304, United States.

Tuesday, May 16 & Wednesday, May 17, 2017

8:30am - 4:00pm 

We invite you to be trained and equipped in the groundbreaking work of

Bridges Out of Poverty and its ongoing impact in our region


Bridges Out of Poverty workshops offer employers, community and government organizations, social service agencies, businesses and individuals powerful tools for change.  Based on Dr. Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges workshops provide proven ideas that will improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving from poverty to sustainability.  

This workshop will:

  • Explore poverty, its causes, hidden rules and impact
  • Examine communication patterns
  • Identify resources and strengths
  • Develop an action plan to improve services
  • Bring people from all sectors together to view poverty through a new lens
  • Build skill sets for management to help guide employees and increase retention
  • Improve treatment outcomes
  • Provide insights into the challenges and strengths of those who live in poverty
  • Introduce strategies for changing program designs, policies and procedures to improve outcomes


Have you ever had clients/employees/customers who…Frequently show up late or don’t show up at all for appointments?   Have difficulty communicating their needs?  Often treat your agency/organization’s employees with disrespect, suspicion, and/or disdain?  Don’t seem to care about next week, next month or their long term future?  Appear to engage in discussions that “just don’t make sense”?  The Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop will provide information that will improve interactions with those in poverty, optimize outcomes and reduce stress for the people with whom you work. 


This workshop is for:

  • Individuals and volunteers
  • Business leaders and managers
  • Government policy makers and managers
  • Law enforcement
  • Education and health care professionals
  • Faith based organizations, pastors and faith leaders
  • Social service agency leaders and staff
  • Community leaders, associations and clubs
  • Employers
  • Anyone interested in poverty reduction


Join us for one of our Open Enrollment Trainings or contact us to schedule a Bridges training tailored specifically for your group.


Bridges Out of Poverty 2-Day Intensive Training is facilitated by a multi-faceted team of experts from a variety of organizations and backgrounds.  All are nationally certified Bridges Out of Poverty facilitators.

City Mission of Schenectady / Schenectady Works is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0388. 

13.0 Contact hours for a Two Day Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation required at least one week in advance in order for refunds to be processed. Please contact us 518-346-2275 x404 or email  You may request a refund or a voucher for a future Bridges training.

Schenectady Works

Schenectady Bridges exists to build bridges that support individuals from our community as they move from poverty to sustainability. Utilizing the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs as a foundation, Schenectady Bridges will collaboratively and innovatively build resources and remove barriers through dynamic programmatic and economic development leading to individual, organizational, and community-wide wellness, opportunity, and transformation.

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