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Upcoming  COMMUNITY  Workshops

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops

Saturday January 13, 2018  9 am - 4 pm    Register here for DAY 1 Workshop

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. Day 1 increases our awareness and provides a framework to become more effective in removing barriers and individuals on the journey to self-sufficiency.


Saturday January 20, 2018  9 am - 4 pm  Register here for DAY 2 Workshop 

(DAY 1 is Prerequisite for this workshop.)

This is the follow-up workshop to Day 1 and which is a prerequisite. Day 2 comprises practical tools and steps individuals, institutions and communities can use to produce change. It includes practical application and tools connected with Bridges. Day 1 material. We'll focus on tools to help an individual move out of poverty, and consider community and institutional issues. A special focus will be given to developing a Bridges Community Steering Committee, Getting Ahead and Local Allies programs. 


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New online course

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.  

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS FREE SELF-PACED COURSE