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 are the trainings?

When: January 18, 2020
Where: Mill Creek
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)

When: February 15, 2020
Where: Bothell
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)

When: February 29, 2020
Where: Snohomish
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)

When: April 25, 2020
Where: Everett
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)

When: May 23, 2020
Where: Arlington
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)

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.