Bridges Out of Poverty Training and Panel Discussion

Today’s training and panel discussion was amazing. There were 58 individuals present representing Burke, Wilkes and Richmond counties. Thanks to all for their participation. We hope the information and interaction was beneficial.  Our next steps include mobilizing the community to address poverty.  

The following are ways YOU can mobilize to assist us with addressing poverty:

Institutional Bridges Workshops: Invite APC to facilitate a Bridges Workshop at your organization/business to assist with updating policies and practices to be in alignment with Bridges Constructs and provide professional development to Management Staff. For more information or to schedule an institutional workshop with your Staff, please contact Cassondra Wimberly at 706-721-7464 or

Individual Bridges Curricula Trainings: Refer participants for the various curricula trainings available to assist low-income adults and teens with becoming self-sufficient. These curricula include: Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World (Adults), R Rules (Teens), Getting Ahead While Getting Out (Prison Re-Entry), Getting Ahead In The Workplace (Entry-Level Employees), Tactical Communications (Criminal Justice/Community Policing) and Investigations into Economic Class in America (College Course). For more information please contact:

Children Living In Poverty Strategy Team: Become a part of the Bridges Steering Committee responsible for affecting community level change. Team Members will take part in Bridges Training via the Community Lens to equip them with the knowledge necessary as they work to address poverty at the Individual, Institutional and Community levels in order to affect policy/systems change. For more information, please contact Cheryl Strobridge at 706-721-4887 or

 It is our hopes that you will take the information received from the Bridges Training and utilize the constructs to:

  • improve your personal skills for working with under-resourced individuals.

  • improve programming, theory and structure to better serve under-resourced individuals

  • improve community systems to better serve under-resourced individuals