Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries
4515 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103
The authors of “Bridges Across Every Divide: Policy and Practices to Reduce Poverty and Build Communities,” Philip E. DeVol and Eugene Krebs, will join The Center for Community Solutions for a Human Service Advocacy Network event on July 10. DeVol and Krebs will address attendees who will also be able to ask them questions.
A description of the book:
“Public policy attempts to break the stranglehold of multigenerational poverty have largely failed. Partisan efforts to build personal, family, and community resources and a strong middle class haven’t worked either. One successful approach, based on the Bridges Out of Poverty methodology, focuses on bringing people from all classes, races, and sectors together to reduce poverty and build a sense of community. It’s a promise echoed in the findings of Alexis de Tocqueville, famed observer of American society.
Communities using the Bridges model report that political and social agendas and narratives melt away when people focus on overcoming barriers to economic stability.
Successful change requires all voices and voters at the table to be heard and valued. The Bridges Out of Poverty model is an antidote to current divisiveness, facilitates dialogue and respect among stakeholders, and offers policy-level direction for elected officials. The authors’ goal is to provide a roadmap for coming together as individuals, institutions, and communities to help people get out of poverty and create communities, states, and indeed a country where everyone can live well.
Copies of the book will also be available for purchase.
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