McClintock Partners in Education & Bridges Out of Poverty

Posted By Marc Friedland

On July 25th our special guest speaker was Amy Daniels, Director of Outreach at Christ Lutheran Church on Providence Rd.  Amy spoke to us about the McClintock Partners in Education (McPIE), a program for McClintock Middle School that receives financial support from Charlotte South Rotary. McPIE provides summer and school year enrichment opportunities for McClintock students, and wraparound support for their families.

All volunteers must take a course in “Bridges out of Poverty” the following is an excerpt from the book “Bridges out of Poverty”

“Bridges Out of Poverty is a starting point where one can develop accurate mental models of poverty, middle class, and wealth. It is a new lens through which readers can view themselves, their clients, and the community. Readers can begin to work on front-line staff skills and to develop new program designs in order to improve relationships and outcomes. The purpose is to give community leaders from all disciplines a start on that path. Hundreds of thousands of professionals in education, social services, health care, law enforcement, corrections, business, and government already have been exposed to and inspired by Dr. Ruby K. Payne’s understanding of economic diversity. Many towns, cities, and counties—and some states—have begun making changes that come from her ideas, techniques, and approaches to change.”

Amy will be teaching this course in two parts that are 3 hours each.  Please phone 704-366-1595 to RSVP.  3 sets of classes are being offered.  Amy Daniels welcomes anyone interested in learning more about poverty.  There are NO expectations for volunteering after class completion.

  1. Tuesday, August 30 and Tuesday September 6 from 6-9pm
  2. Friday Sept 16 from 6-9pm and Saturday Sept 17 from 9am to Noon
  3. Sunday Oct 2 and Sunday Oct 9 from 1-4pm
All classes held in the Forum Room at Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC which is near Providence and Fairview.  Sandwiches will be provided during the evening classes.
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