Bridges Out of Poverty 2-Day Workshop

Friday, 22 September 2017 9:30 AM - Saturday, 23 September 2017 4:30 PM EST

First Baptist Church - 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866, United States

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Two Day Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop - This gift is made possible by a grant from American Baptist Home Mission Society Partial Approval - Free

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Friday, 22 September 2017 9:30 AM - Saturday, 23 September 2017 4:30 PM EST

Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:30am - 4:30pm 

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 faith communities, 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 local mission development, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving from poverty to sustainability.  

This workshop will:

  • Help develop a mindset for local missions
  • Explore poverty, its causes, hidden rules and impact
  • 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
  • Examin communication problems
  • 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


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:

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


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.  Please contact us at 518-346-2275 x 404 or

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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