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Dubuque Circles to host 'Bridges Out of Poverty' event

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 The Dubuque Circles Initiative will host its annual Bridges Out of Poverty workshop on June 11.

The seminar, which is designed to provide insight from those who have experienced poverty, will be held at the Holiday Inn Clarion, Dubuque Room.

The following comes from organizers: 

The workshop is based on the book, “Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities” by Dr. Ruby Payne, founder of aha! Process, Inc., a company that provides workshops, publications, and consulting services to help improve lives and build sustainable success in communities, schools, and higher education. Topics to be covered in the workshop include:
•the hidden rules of socio-economic classes, 
•the social and political factors affecting poverty, 
•understanding communication patterns, 
•four causes of poverty/barriers to change, 
•identifying resources and building strengths. 
“Bridges Out of Poverty” will be facilitated by certified trainers, Jim Ott, a school psychologist with the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, and Ermina Soler, Circles Coach for the City of Dubuque, who brings real-life experience to the team. 

Registration is available online at www.cityofdubuque.org/bridgesoutofpoverty, or by contacting Ermina Soler at 563-690-6109.
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