Applying the Concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty

More than 100 people from across sectors and across Berkshire County attended the second in a series of Community-wide Bridges Out of Poverty workshops on January 10 at the Pittsfield Country Club. Participants who previously learned key concepts of the Bridges model now focused on how to implement those concepts in their everyday work.

National facilitator, Jodi Pfarr, walked the group through how differences in mental models, language, discourse, and hidden rules play out in our every day lives and how to use the information to better manage staff, communicate with co-workers, change agency policies, and other tools to be more effective.

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Working Cities Wednesday meeting

*The agenda will be published one (1) week before the meeting.*

The Working Cities-Berkshire Bridges Initiative meetings the 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm. Location is the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor of Berkshire Children & Families at 480 West Street, Pittsfield.

Dinner is provided but you must RSVP on Basecamp (our project management page) or call (413) 442-3181 by August 22nd.

Please join us as we discuss the grant implementation, increasing community involvement, and recruitment of the Initiative Director.

For any questions, you can contact us.