When our staff gathered a few years ago to discuss ways we can help more people, our conversation led to a shocking realization. Even our staff – those of us who work closest with people trapped in poverty – had more to learn.

The more we talked, the more we saw that before we could do more, we needed to know more. That’s when Poverty 101 was created.

Poverty 101 is a training class that will help our community better understand the unique challenges of long-term poverty. It is designed to provide tools that will help each of us find the best way to engage with the people God puts in our path.


When is the next Poverty 101?

Feb 24
Everett Gospel Mission Poverty 101 Class @ Arlington Free Methodist Church
ArlingtonFM Church, East Highland Drive, Arlington, WA, USA - 730 East Highland Drive, Arlington, WA 98223
May 18
Everett Gospel Mission Poverty 101 Class @ Crosswater Community Church
Crosswater Community Church - 202 Birch Street, Sultan, WA 98294
Jun 08
Everett Gospel Mission Poverty 101 Class @ Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - 615 East Highland Drive, Arlington, WA 98223
Sep 28
Everett Gospel Mission Poverty 101 Class @ Cascade Community Church
Cascade Community Church - 14377 Fryelands Boulevard, Monroe, WA 98272
Nov 09
Everett Gospel Mission Poverty 101 Class @ Northview Community Church
Northview Community Church - 18303 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98012

Would you like to host a training at your church?

We also offer training for churches and the community at large. We’d love to come to your church and help the people you worship with understand challenges of poverty and learn the best ways to support people who are struggling. To learn more about hosting a training at your church or office, email feedhopehere@egmission.org.