This last May was a traveling month for us! We were able to educate Oregonians all over the state with our Poverty Awareness Training.
It was a great opportunity to see lots of beautiful country, and meet and work with compassionate and caring folks from numerous communities and organizations.
It is hard to call out a favorite or most rewarding piece of the work we do. Some of the most immediate feedback we get is during small group work during our training session. We usually do some small group work after we have explored data, resources and barriers in the community we are training. We typically do this in both a lecture and experiential format.
One of the communities we worked in recently did some small group work exploring the barriers that poverty presents to their clients and patients. I wanted to share it with you as it summarizes so much on one page (check out the image on this blog entry)!
We find so much in common with how people describe the challenges of poverty across our state. However, it is important to note that each community we work with has their own unique set of challenges and resources available to address poverty. It is with this acknowledgement and customized approach that we feel our training can best serve each community we work with!
Learn more about bringing poverty awareness training to your organization!
-Lori Beamer, Director of Operations and Outreach