Free Bridges Out of Poverty workshop Dec. 14

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Local nonprofit Common Heart will offer a FREE three-hour Bridges Out of Poverty overview workshop on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Whether you’re a business owner, teacher, volunteer, law enforcement professional, minister or anyone in between…. Bridges is for you! This FREE three-hour overview workshop will prepare you to become more effective working with people operating in the survival mode of poverty.

This abbreviated version of our Bridges Out of Poverty workshops will be held from 9 a.m.-Noon Saturday, Dec. 14 at Common Heart (116 Business Park Drive, suite A). The workshop has a particular focus on orientating professionals and volunteers from middle class who interact with our under-resourced neighbors in poverty. It’s an overview of our one and two-day workshops plus a presentation of our Advocates for Change program.

The workshop is based on the book Bridges Out Of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities and is taught by Keith Adams, Executive Director of Common Heart and Certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.

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About Common Heart

Founded in 2006, Common Heart works to create a “small revolution of kindness” in our community to eradicate food insecurity and eliminate generational poverty. Common Heart’s programs are designed to engage community volunteer action in 3 areas: food pantries, thrift stores, and economic empowerment.

The 501(c)3 nonprofit serves under-resourced families and individuals who live in Union County

and the surrounding area through 8 food pantry outreaches serving and average 3,000 individuals each month. Common Things Boutique & Thrift Shop, 321 Indian Trail Road North, sells new and gently-used items at bargain prices and is open to the public with proceeds from the shop helping to feed hungry families. Our Economic Empowerment programs provide focus groups and resource building programs to move under-resourced families into stability. Common Heart has taken the lead in reviving the adult literacy program in Union County recognizing that basic skills and education are keys to upward mobility.

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