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 Kevin Rosebrook, City Gospel Mission VP of Homeless Services, 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 soon.

Workshop is free but space is limited. Please register here.