United Way offering workshop to fight poverty

by | Jul 9, 2019 | Community-Non-Profits, Doing It Local, Education, Events, Government, Health Care

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 9, 2019

Contact: Lea Roselyn, United Way 785-843-6626 x357 lroselyn@unitedwaydgco.org

 

(Lawrence, KS) United Way of Douglas County is hosting a day-long Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop for Douglas County human service providers, community leaders, and change makers in Douglas County. The day-long workshop is Friday, July 26th from 9am-4pm in the Carnegie Building, 200 W 9th St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

The workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty on a community-based level.

Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. Throughout the workshop, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes, but the focus of the workshop is to provide a broad overview of concepts.

Training will be provided by Kathy McPherson, an experienced Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World trainer and facilitator with over 25 years of experience working with communities to reduce poverty.

Lunch is being donated by HyVee and is included with the day-long workshop fee.

Registration costs are as follows:

  • United Way Community Impact Partners – Free
  • Douglas County Community Based Nonprofits – $20
  • General Public/Community Leaders/Private & Public Sector Employees – $50

For questions or interviews, please contact Lea Roselyn, Vice President of Community Impact at lroselyn@unitedwaydgco.org or by phone at 785-843-6626 x357.

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