Introduction to Bridges Out of Poverty

October 14, 2021



Date:  Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM

Location: Virtual via Zoom


Living and working in the North Country, chances are we have some level of awareness of poverty—personally, professionally, or both. Bridges Out of Poverty offers a framework to go a few layers deeper into understanding how economic class affects the way we view and interact with the world. It also provides a model for how we use this knowledge to foster a community in which everyone can live well. This two-hour training will introduce the key Bridges elements, including the “triple lens” of economic class, mental models of poverty and middle class, “tyranny of the moment,” hidden rules of economic class, and more.  This training will provide a solid overview of the dimensions of poverty and its impact and is a good first step toward adopting a collaborative approach to building a sustainable community.

About The Presenter

Dawn Cole, Executive Director, Watertown Urban Mission

Dawn Cole is the executive director for Watertown Urban Mission, a non-profit human service agency serving vulnerable populations in Jefferson County, including those who struggle with generational poverty. Joanna and Dawn are certified Bridges out of Poverty facilitators. Together, they co-chair the North Country Bridges out of Poverty “Champions for Change” Steering Committee.

Joanna Loomis, Deputy Director, North Country Initiative

Joanna Loomis is the deputy director at North Country Initiative, a clinically-integrated network of primary care, hospital, behavioral health, and community-based organizations in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties.


Register for this course by adding to the cart and checking out.  Your registration is for a single participant, if you would like to register 5 or more participants please contact Kaitlyn Giles for a group rate and for any other questions regarding registration.

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