Your team can impact your community by offering Bridges Financial Management or Getting Ahead classes. Learn how you can offer these programs in your community.

Financial Management

Managing finances is an immediate and necessary step to creating the building blocks to personal self-sufficiency and sustainable communities.

The Bridges Financial Management Class is providing financial tools and competence your customer needs to take their first steps out of poverty. 

This 20 hour course provides each participant with incentives, an enhanced curriculum, expert guest speakers, interactive activities, a bank account, and access to microloan opportunities. 

Contact us to know more about how you can offer this excellent Bridges Financial Management Class to your clients and community.

Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World is a 50 hour curriculum that provides under-resourced people access to the same information provided for professionals and community leaders working to end poverty. This information comes from the Bridges Out of Poverty methodology and framework.

Getting Ahead is taught in a safe learning environment and puts concepts, tool, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives. In return, they are more able to positively impact the public sphere.

This progress happens through partner agencies, such as community colleges, churches, and non-profit and community organizations like YWCA. Interested in learning how you can provide and facilitate a Getting Ahead class? Contact us today!


SJC Bridges also offers tools for professional development for businesses and community leaders excited to contribute to a bright and vital future that works for all.

Day One Training

Day One training provides information and tools for professional development for businesses, community leaders, and other organizations who want to make a difference in the community.

Spend a day with our experts regarding poverty and learn effective tools rooted in nationally recognized best practices. You will be able to identify the barriers to getting out of poverty and implement strategies to remove those barriers from your organization and the community.

The goal is that with this knowledge, leaders will play a crucial role in identifying and stopping the systematic barriers which often perpetuate the cycle of generational poverty.

Interested in knowing more about our programs? Please contact us!

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Michiana Bridges: An Employer Resource Network

Michiana Bridges provides workplace solutions for under-resourced workers. The Employer Resource Network (ERN) is the perfect solution for employer and employee alike. Why?

Because ERN’s are a triple win: a more stable employee reduces costs to the community and the employer.

What is an ERN?

An ERN is a collaboration and partnership with local employers seeking to increase retention in their entry-level workforce, while also providing assistance to under-resourced employees who may need to solve non-workplace problems which impact their attendance and productivity at work. A key resource in helping individuals transition out of poverty is employment. However, keeping a job is often much more difficult than finding a job because for under-resourced persons, small problems often escalate to into lost work time and eventually lost work. An ERN not only helps an employer’s employees build stability, but is also helps the employer reduce turnover.

There are many additional benefits to being a part of the Michiana Bridges’ Employer Resource Network. For more benefits or to learn more about Michiana Bridges ERN and how you can create a partnership with our network, contact us!

Day One Training

Day One training provides information and tools for professional development for businesses, community leaders, and other organizations who want to make a difference in the community.

Spend a day with our experts regarding poverty and learn effective tools rooted in nationally recognized best practices. You will be able to identify the barriers to getting out of poverty and implement strategies to remove those barriers from your organization and the community.

The goal is that with this knowledge, leaders will play a crucial role in identifying and stopping the systematic barriers which often perpetuate the cycle of generational poverty.

Interested in knowing more? Please contact us


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