Join us Friday or Saturday, August 12 or 13 for
Dancing with the Johnson County Stars!
Carol Phipps will be our sponsored dancer!
We are excited to announce we will be participating in the 8th Dancing With the Johnson County Stars, August 12th and 13th at the Historic Artcraft Theatre!
It will be an evening of fun and celebration for area nonprofits as our sponsored dancer, Carol Phipps, competes in a friendly contest to raise funds to serve our county. As a founding Board member and trainer in the Surviving to Thriving program, Carol is committed to making a positive impact through BAJC’s mission, empowering struggling families to achieve financial independence. She was rewarded by learning from these families and seeing them emerge in a better place, thriving with new skills in a supported community.
How can you join Carol and be a part of the event with Bridges Alliance, you ask?
Your support will make a significant impact for our neighbors who are struggling throughout our community. We hope / know you share our same interest in strengthening our community—and we hope you will join us in building a brighter future. If our list of opportunities isn't right for you, please contact us at email@example.com with one that might be!
Participants will take on the identity of someone and will work together with their family to live a month in poverty. Your simulated "community" is a large room. You and your neighbors' "homes" are chairs. The services you need - banks, schools and grocery stores - are tables in the room. Available for groups up to 80. Click the FIND OUT MORE button to inquire about more information on how to host your own poverty simulation with Bridges Alliance's help.
Awareness Workshops (Groups with no prior interest in poverty, 20 – 30 minutes, Lecture)
1. Poverty is not solely an individual problem of motivation, ambition, and ability.
2. The extent of poverty in Johnson County.
3. Brief explanation of Bridges Alliance
Basic Concepts Workshop (Groups predisposed to be involved, 40 - 50 minutes, Lecture and Discussion style)
1. Poverty is not solely an individual problem.
2. Introduction to mental models and underlying rules of classes.
3. Explanation of our Bridges Alliance program and opportunities to be involved.
Basic Training for Organizations Working With People in Poverty
(2 hours Lecture, Discussion, Activities)
1. Brief consideration of the causes of poverty.
2. Strong introduction to mental models and underlying rules of classes.
3. Introduction to the resource model for clients.
4. Explanation of our Bridges Alliance program and request to identify good clients.
Comprehensive Training for Organizations Working with People in Poverty
(Two 4 hour sessions scheduled about two weeks apart, Lecture, Discussion, Activities, Application Plans)
1. In-depth consideration of the causes of poverty
2. In-depth understanding of mental models and underlying class rules
3. In-depth discussion of the resource model for clients
4. Development of specific plans and goals to apply these models in the workplace.
5. Explanation of our Bridges Alliance program and request to identify good clients.