Farewell Announcement

May 22, 2017

Farewell Blog PostWith grat­i­tude in our hearts, CoAc­tive Con­nec­tions is clos­ing its doors on May 25, 2017.

We are so proud of the impact we have made and the rela­tion­ships we have built. We are look­ing for­ward to see­ing how our poverty train­ing has made a dif­fer­ence in your work and per­sonal lives car­ry­ing for­ward. We are so hon­ored to have spent time with you to improve out­comes for peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty. 

Since we began our jour­ney, we have: 

Where have traveled to bring Poverty Awareness Education?
Where we have trav­eled to facil­i­tate Poverty Aware­ness Education.
  • Edu­cated 4,000 Ore­go­ni­ans (and a few North­ern Californians).
  • Trav­eled approx­i­mately 6,200 miles to pro­vide train­ing around our state.
  • Worked with numer­ous orga­ni­za­tions to cre­ate action plans to iden­tify ways to improve their ser­vices, poli­cies and inter­ac­tions with peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty. Check out some of the groups we have worked with here.


We are mak­ing some of our basic cur­ric­ula avail­able to the pub­lic so that poverty train­ing can con­tinue, even if CoAc­tive Con­nec­tions is clos­ing. While we cus­tomized each and every train­ing we facil­i­tated, some of the basic activ­i­ties and agen­das are avail­able for access, as well as hand­outs and resources. You can view the files and down­load them here. We will be adding addi­tional hand­outs and resources to it as we wrap things up!

If you need to con­nect with us or fol­low up on any­thing, you can reach us for a lit­tle while longer at info@coactiveconnections.net. For those of you who are inter­ested in doing some work around poverty edu­ca­tion but need some addi­tional guid­ance, our Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Melinda Gross, may be avail­able to work with you pri­vately. You can reach her at her per­sonal email: melinda.gross@gmail.com.

We con­tin­u­ally embrace our vision that no one should be treated dif­fer­ently because of their eco­nomic sta­tus, and will con­tinue to instill this in every­thing that we do mov­ing for­ward. We hope that you will join us.

With grat­i­tude,

Melinda Gross, Exec­u­tive Director

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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)