May 16: Bridges Out of Poverty

Regional Event – Free to the Public

If you didn’t grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the “hidden rules” that govern many aspects of life for the poor. People in poverty are often in survival mode, and support systems taken for granted in middle class and wealth are largely nonexistent. If your business, agency, or organization works with people from poverty, a deeper understanding of their challenges—and strengths—helps you partner with them to create opportunities for success.

Join us on Tuesday, May 16, as Ruby Payne will share from her book Bridges Out of Poverty and from her expertise on the mindsets of economic classes and how to work toward healthy, sustainable communities. The first 100 registrants will receive a free, signed copy of Bridges Out of Poverty. – Due to a great response to this event, all books have been claimed at this time!

About the author: Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., author, speaker, publisher, business owner, and career educator, addresses the needs of under-resourced people in dozens of her publications, along with training programs that have served hundreds of thousands of educators and service workers at all levels. Dr. Payne’s work stems from more than two decades of firsthand experience in the public schools—as school department head, principal, and central office administrator of staff development, where she became known for helping students from all economic backgrounds to achieve academic success. As founder of aha! Process, Inc., Dr. Payne provides a wealth of research, training, and resources to the task of addressing the unique challenges faced by under-resourced people of all ages and backgrounds. Dr. Payne is a graduate of Goshen College, Loyola University Chicago and Western Michigan University.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:30 p.m.: Registration
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Seminar

The Lerner Theatre
410 S. Main Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

Free to the community!

Who is invited? There is an open invitation to the entire community! The message will specifically speak to nonprofit leaders and staff, board members, community leaders, school workers, counselors and those who work the improve the quality of life in Elkhart County.


Registration is now closed.  Walk-ins will be welcome at the door on Tuesday!

Questions? Call 574-295-8761.