August 17, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina hosting poverty training to develop strategies for change

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is hosting a leadership development opportunity, The Poverty Factor training, that’s being held during two one-day sessions, one in Greenville September 20 and one in Charleston October 5. Both sessions, which are being facilitated by Resource Solutions, run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are designed for all community members—including nonprofit leaders, teachers, nurses, first responders or students—who want a deeper understanding of generational poverty and how it impacts the people they serve.

Whether we encounter it on a daily basis or choose to believe that it has no impact on our lives, poverty is a part of our reality. It is easier to discuss what “they” could or should do to change, rather than explore the self-imposed and systemic barriers that hinder individuals in generational poverty from achieving self-sufficiency.

The Poverty Factor, facilitated by Resource Solution’s Kimberly Jowers and Dr. Katrina Spigner, is an interactive experience that is designed to help individuals, leaders, organizations and communities examine the experiences of individuals in generational poverty, discover hidden personal biases and develop strategies for change. It challenges each participant to discover their limits and then go beyond them at the individual and community level to redesign programs and approaches that better serve the individuals with whom we have contact.

This one-day training offers a deeper understanding of the challenges and needs of people in poverty and the know-how to partner with them to create successful outcomes that build healthy individuals; thereby creating healthy communities.

To register, click here.

Contact Lydia Royals at with any questions.

The session dates are:

Wednesday, September 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with lunch/discussion following (Greenville)
United Way of Greenville, 105 Edinburgh Ct, Greenville, SC 29607

Thursday, October 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with lunch/discussion following (Charleston)
Metanoia, 2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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