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      October 11, 2019

      Friday   8:30 AM

      2797 E Ajo Way , Room# 221-222
      Tucson, Arizona

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      Understanding Poverty Workshop

      If you or your organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges— and strengths—will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success. This workshop provides new insights to help you understand the experience of being chronically under-resourced so that you can build greater effectiveness in your work. Understanding Poverty means understanding the impact of chronic instability, scarcity, and stress, as well as how environments and systems impact the larger picture. Participants will examine economic class and its impact our lives and institutions, review tools for systemic change and learn about the Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World workshop. Ideas and tools are drawn from the Bridges Out of Poverty framework, new research on scarcity, behavioral science, and other resources. The $50 fee includes snacks, drinks, lunch, and materials. If you are signed up to be a MAMA Ally, then you receive a 50% reduction to $25. If you are a Getting Ahead Graduate, or have been approved by the EPN/ MAMA staff, then you are fully subsidized.   FAQs Where is the training? This training is at Kino One Stop at 2797 E Ajo Way.  Rooms are on the second floor.  Tell the front desk people you are coming to the training. The parking is ample. When does it start and end? Registration starts at 8 and the workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. We will end by 4:30 p.m. What do I get for my $50? You get coffee, drinks and snacks morning and afternoon, and a nice lunch. You get a packet of materials used in the workshop and to read later. And you get a dynamic workshop! Similar on-line workshops are $200 … and you don’t get any food or materials! Tell me about the food! We’ll have coffee, juice and muffins in the morning, a nice deli lunch (with vegetarian options), and coffee, tea, lemonade and snacks in the afternoon. Water is available all day. We want you to be fueled up for lots of brainpower! If you need something in addition, please feel free to bring your own food and drink along. If you have dietary restrictions, we’ll do our best to accommodate, but need to know at least one week in advance. Can I get a certificate? Absolutely! Just let us know (we don’t automatically generate them). We will bring it to the workshop, or if needed, email it to you as pdf after the workshop. What happens after the training? We’ll have in interest form so you can tell us if and how you’d like to stay involved. Who sponsors this training and who is the trainer? This training is sponsored by Pima County’s Ending Poverty Now Initiative. Bonnie Bazata is the Ending Poverty Now Program Manager for Pima County, a 2015 initiative incorporated into the County’s economic development plan. Bonnie has presented both regionally and nationally on issues related to poverty since she started as the first executive director of the St. Joseph County Bridges out of Poverty Initiative in South Bend, Indiana in 20014, an organization committed to addressing intergenerational poverty through both individual and systemic change. Bonnie has extensive experience in a wide range of community-based organizations working with culturally and economically diverse communities. She has an MA in bilingual/ multicultural education from the University of Arizona, a BA from Antioch College, and a teaching certificate from Prescott College.    I have more questions. Who should I contact? Please contact Sara Lopez-Mojarro at sara.lopez-mojarro@pima.gov or 520-724-4727 or Bonnie Bazata at bonnie.bazata@pima.gov or 520-724-3704. Bonnie’s cell phone is 520-247-6011.  You might want to put this in your cell phone in case you need to reach her the day of the training.

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