Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

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Last Chance to sign up for Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop: May 13

May 4, 2015

The Community Action Center of Northfield invites the public to Bridges Out of Poverty, an inspiring full-day workshop taking place on Wednesday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Olaf College. This educational event, featuring presenter Jodi Pfarr, is designed to transform the way people think about poverty and the role they can have in ending it. The cost is $40 for the workshop. Lunch (optional) is available for $10.50.

Let's Get to Work Ending Poverty in NorthfieldBridges Out of Poverty will increase attendees’ awareness of the difference in economic cultures and how those differences affect individuals’ opportunities for success. The workshop is designed for employers, community organizations, law enforcement, educators, counselors, and health care and social services providers, as well as general community members.

Minneapolis-based speaker Jodi Pfarr illuminates the issue of poverty in a highly engaging way, drawing on knowledge she has gained from direct experience with several not-for-profit organizations working with low-income clients. She holds a Master of Divinity degree, is a former certified critical debriefer and chaplain with the St. Paul Police Department, and has advised city and county agencies on projects related to poverty issues.

Bridges Out of Poverty was presented in Northfield nine years ago to an enthusiastic audience of more than 300. The Community Action Center is excited to bring this inspiring workshop back to Northfield and provide the community with an update on the organization’s programming to help CAC clients break the cycle of poverty and the ways in which the public, in particular, could be a part of the solution through the Community Action Center’s Northfield Works program.

Click here to register for this event. CEUs for social workers, educators and school counselors will be available.