Training Courses

Engaging Poverty 101

Have you ever wondered how to best help the man or woman you see on the street corner holding a sign and asking for your help?  Do you believe the stereotypes about them?  Do they scare you, upset you, or humble you?  Engaging Poverty 101 is intended to answer five of the questions many of us have about helping the poor in our own city:

  1. What defines poverty?
  2. What does poverty look like in your city?
  3. What myths might affect our progress?
  4. Who is serving our poor?
  5. What can you do to help?

Engaging Poverty 202

Have you ever considered what the poor in your city actually need?  And what about the agencies that exist, what do they do?  Engaging Poverty 202 answers these questions as well as discussing the holes in support and the opportunities that are available for you to get more involved.

  1. What does someone living in poverty need?
  2. Who is providing those services?
  3. What do those agencies providing those services do?
  4. Where are the holes in our help?
  5. What opportunities are there for me to engage?

Engaging Poverty 303

Who holds the poor I want to help accountable to realistic results?  How can I be sure that the agencies I give my money to are doing the right thing with the money I give them?  Who keeps them in check?  It can be confusing as to who is doing what for the poor in my city – is their proper collaboration between the agencies, the local government, businesses, and the local church?  These questions are answered in Engaging Poverty 303 as well as helping you to know where you can most effectively help the poor you want to help.

  1. Who holds the poor we help accountable?
  2. How are the agencies helping the poor held accountable?
  3. What myths might affect my ability to help at an agency level?
  4. How do the local churches, the city, and local businesses collaborate?
  5. Where is the best place for me to engage?

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