2015 Minnesota Poverty Trainings

I wanted to let you know that there will be another round of trainings in Minnesota this summer.  Please click on the links below for the flyers for the 2015 Minnesota Poverty Trainings.  I will send out the flyer for the Metro Area trainings once I get it.  Please share this with anyone you think would be interested.  I have also included a wonderful article that An, one of our wonderful Century College students, wrote for the college newspaper on the October trainings: http://thecenturytimes.com/2015/03/10/poverty-101/.

Poverty Institute and Coaching Institute Training in June 2015 – Two Locations
Metro Area Location: Normandale Community College
June 8 – 9, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  in Room P0806 A & B (Poverty Institute)
June 10 – 11, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Room P1840 (Coach Institute)

Northern MN Location:  Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State)
June 15 – 16, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  in Oscar Bergos Center (Rooms A115, A117, A119, A121) (Poverty Institute)
June 17 – 18, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Oscar Bergos Center (Rooms A115, A117, A119, A121) (Coach Institute)

Agenda can be viewed at: http://www.combarriers.com/
Register online at: http://combarriers.com/institute_schedule (once on the page, click on the “Details” to register for each event)

For those unfamiliar with the trainings, I think this quote from Donna sums it up well:
“Poverty is resolvable, however, making a difference for people who live in the crisis of poverty requires a paradigm shift. A shift that moves us beyond stereotypes and judgment to a deeper understanding of the causes of poverty and its impact on human beings. With this awareness, we can work together to provide genuine opportunities for people to move out of poverty.”
— Donna Beegle

You can view some additional resources that reflect Donna’s work:

  • Beegle talks about why poverty goes unnoticed (American Graduate – by kacvtv): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_RGEgsGt4M&feature=share&list=PL3C1F9966895AE966&index=4 This one is a series of very short clips and goes into the next two clips called “Dr. Donna Beegle talks about poverty in the school system” (48 seconds)  and “Dr. Donna Beegle talks about earning a living wage if you’re uneducated” (1 minute 21 seconds).  It is an interview set-up from what looks like a local show in Amarillo.

Contact:  Michele Jersak
Counselor / GPS LifePlan, Century College

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