Economic Empowerment

Community Workshops

Upcoming  COMMUNITY  Workshops

Bridges For Allies

Saturday May19, 2018 9 am - 4 pm   Register here for 5/19/2018 Bridges for Allies

This workshop provides a framework for understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Topics include a mental model of social class, four main areas of research, understanding of the hidden roles of poverty, resources necessary to change, and how language and family structure works in social classes. This abbreviated version of our 14 hour Bridges Out of Poverty Day 1 & 2 has a particular focus on orientating volunteers from middle class and contains components of both Day 1 & 2 workshops plus a presentation of our Advocates for Change program. This workshop increases our awareness and provides a framework to become more effective in removing barriers and individuals on the journey to self-sufficiency and how new friends from Middle Class can join them in their journey.


Basic Training for Kindness Revolutionaries

Whether you have just started with Common Heart or are an old pro, we have designed this Basic Training for Kindness Revolutionaries to orientate you to Common Heart. This has been a long time coming, and we are glad it is finally here.

Throughout the past 10 years Common Heart has been mobilizing caring people to love and serve their neighbor. We have been so focused on helping hungry families, preparing taxes, & processing donations, that the basics of who we are, our DNA, has not been often clearly transmitted to our volunteers. What makes this organization different is not what we do, but how we do it. And so this video course has been developed to pass along the "How we do it, our DNA".

In this series, we will be presenting several videos and at the end of each video there are a couple questions for you to answer. The following questions were designed for either group discussion or reflection by those of us taking this course online.