POVERTY IS THE EXTENT
TO WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL
DOES WITHOUT RESOURCES.
Dr. Ruby Payne
FINANCIAL I PHYSICAL I COGNITIVE I SPIRITUAL I EMOTIONAL
Why we are building a Bridges Community
Since 2012, the East Texas Human Needs Network has been building relationships among individuals in civic, private, and public entities. People in all three sectors have been sitting at the same table. We've done research, worked together and are making progress toward agreed upon goals based on data-driven community needs.
After much study we selected the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs to enhance our collective action work. The Bridges Out of Poverty framework is designed to bring people of all economic classes, races, sectors, and political persuasions to the table to address causes of poverty and create a sustainable community.
Understanding Poverty Workshops
We are committed to creating sustainable community solutions to poverty by collaboratively fostering human potential through trusting relationships, empowerment and education.