With more than 10 years of experience working in a local community, SJC Bridges Out Of Poverty Initiative has emerged as a credible thought leader and trailblazer for highlighting new philosophy and approaches toward transitioning under-resourced communities out of generational and situational poverty.
To be a catalyst for identifying and addressing barriers that prevent positive progress for everyone in our community.
The SJC Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative’s mission is to transform St. Joseph County into a sustainable community in which individuals move from generational poverty to self-sufficiency, enhancing the quality of life for everyone, and creating a model for other communities to follow.
- To learn about what is and is not working in our community’s effort to end poverty
- To be advocates for community change, particularly in systemic barriers
- To develop a space where people can build relationships across lines of difference
- Join Getting Ahead grads in their efforts to move to self-sufficiency, solve daily problems, and build their resources