Community Poverty Education
One of our goals at Soup Of Success is to raise awareness in our community about the realities of living in poverty and the barriers to getting out of poverty. Our hope in doing this is to empower and activate more and more people in the community to develop strategies to combat poverty and build prosperity for all in our community.
A team of people including staff members and Soup Of Success graduates has developed several educational events which we have offered to the community. We have done half-day events here at CCS, a six-week series at a local church, and one-time shorter presentations for community groups.
Participants in these educational experiences have told us they have been deeply affected and personally changed by the stories they heard and the activities they did with us. They see poverty and the people who struggle with it differently—which leads them to see themselves, and the possibilities for change in their community, differently.
May these changes lead to community collaboration and action which ensures the opportunity for economic security for all.