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Virtual Racial Wealth Gap Simulation
The Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation is an interactive tool which helps participants learn how federal policies created structural inequalities, and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color.
Facilitated virtually by Florence French Fagan, Senior Florida Organizer with Bread for the World.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a research-based course designed to help people better understand how socioeconomic class has affected them. Bridges covers the “hidden rules” of class (poverty, middle, and wealthy) and helps people from all walks of life to better understand and communicate with people from a diversity of backgrounds.
Bridges also assists participants with understanding how to suspend their assumptions so as to begin building meaningful relationships across socioeconomic lines.
Whether you are serving an hour a year or 10 hours a week, in our community or elsewhere, this training is for you!
This is required training for Circle Allies.
Led by nationally certified facilitators through aha! Process, Inc. (www.ahaprocess.com)
Upcoming Date: TBA
Mariam Mengistie*, Executive Director of Missions
Lynette Fields*, Executive Director of Community Transformation
*nationally certified trainers through aha! Process, Inc. (ahaprocess.com)
The Cost of Poverty Experience is now on a virtual platform.
Could you make ends meet on a minimum wage job?
Find out by participating in this 90-minute simulation designed to give your organization a glimpse into the lives of low-income families. Explore ways you or your organization might help change the conversation about poverty.
Upcoming Date: TBA
Detailed Description: Virtual COPE provides an online experience for individuals and organizations to better understand poverty, learn from people making the journey out of poverty, and become a change-maker in their organization.
It is a 90-minute virtual experience on Zoom utilizing both large group and breakout rooms. Participants will make difficult decisions, work together to try and complete their tasks for one simulated week. Includes a debriefing to process experience and explore next steps. Participants will receive follow-up emails to continue processing the experience the week following the event. Led by nationally trained facilitators at Poverty Solutions Group.
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For more information, visit Poverty Solutions Group.
Go All In
Participants will cover the “hidden rules” of class (poverty, middle, and wealthy) and help people from all walks of life to better understand and communicate with people from a diversity of backgrounds based on the work of Ruby Payne. Participants will also gain a better understanding of our community transformation vision, how St. Luke’s understands mission from a United Methodist perspective, what the Bible says about poverty, and asset-based development.
This class will meet the requirement for Circles Allies, Family Advocates and others interested in serving in relationship-oriented mission ministries.
Meet Jesus on The Road
Mission Effectiveness 101: Moving Beyond Benevolence
Bob Lupton, the author, has more than 30 years of community transformation experience in Atlanta. He wrote this book with the hope of offering tools and inspiration for the development of healthy, community driven programs that produce deep, measurable, and lasting change – transformative charity that produces community development.
To get a copy of this book, contact Amy Winslow at email@example.com
CQ is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts—including national, ethnic, organizational, generational, and many other cultures. Enhance the multicultural understanding and effectiveness of your ministry with this only evidence-based assessment of Cultural Intelligence (CQ). This is for anyone wanting to participate in a global ministry team or serving locally in a cross-cultural setting.
Upcoming Event Date: TBA
To learn more about training dates, contact Amy Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org