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Understanding Poverty Culture

When individuals are in poverty for two or more generations, a new culture emerges. This culture has its own values, language and hidden rules. If we fail to recognize and understand this culture, we will engage this community in ineffective and potentially harmful ways. In this training, we will seek to bring understanding to the driving forces and hidden rules within generational poverty and give practical steps for moving forward.

This workshop will be led by Mindy Jamison. Mindy has more than 20 years’ experience working with churches, agencies and communities, focused on generational poverty. Her expertise is found in assisting organizations in re-visioning how they connect, in healthy ways, with their poverty impacted communities.  Mindy has a B.A. in Human Services and an M. Div. in Christian Education with a major in Social Work.  Most recently, she was Director of Friendship Center, a nonprofit Community Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

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This event will be held at United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

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