Poverty is not just a condition of not having enough money. It is a realm of particular rules, emotions, and knowledge that guide relationships and life choices.

City Gospel Mission now offers an Understanding Poverty Workshop several times a year. Presented by City Gospel Mission staff, this workshop is designed for volunteers and professionals who work with people who come from poverty, or anyone who would like to gain a better understanding about the culture of poverty.

The workshop is an introduction to understanding poverty based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne.

  • Learn about the hidden rules of class, mental models of poverty and resources
  • Gain a better understanding of people who come from generational poverty and the key to helping people out of poverty
  • Participate in small group break-outs where you can apply what you’ve learned through real-life scenarios and discussion

Workshop Schedule

Next date to be determined. Please check back.

Workshops are free but space is limited.