College continues hosting 'Bridges Out of Poverty' workshops

Philip DeVol, co-author of “Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities,” will lead a daylong workshop Tuesday, Dec. 18, in SUNY Oswego’s Sheldon Hall ballroom.

Running 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the workshop continues a professional development series based on the book’s exploration of practical strategies to help people in different economic classes understand each others’ “worlds” and improve outcomes for people transitioning out of poverty, said Donna Besaw, assistant director of continuing education at SUNY Oswego. The college’s Institute for Professional and Organizational Development sponsors the workshops.

DeVol is an instructor, trainer and consultant on poverty issues and also author of “Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By World: Building Your Resources for a Better Life.”

The continuing project aims to create a collaborative learning community developing new skills and understandings across economic classes, Besaw said. The target audience for this presentation includes employers, community organizations, law enforcement, counselors, school districts, and health care and social service providers.

The cost of $100, or $55 for students, includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and a copy of the “Bridges Out of Poverty” workbook. 

For more information or to register, call 312-6430 or visit

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(Posted: Dec 05, 2007)