When our staff gathered a few years ago to discuss ways we can help more people, our conversation led to a shocking realization. Even our staff – those of us who work closest with people trapped in poverty – had more to learn.

The more we talked, the more we saw that before we could do more, we needed to know more. That’s when Poverty 101 was created.

Poverty 101 is a training class that will help our community better understand the unique challenges of long-term poverty. It is designed to provide tools that will help each of us find the best way to engage with the people God puts in our path.

When are the trainings?

When: January 19, 2019
Where: Allen Creek Community Church, Marysville
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)


When: February 23, 2019
Where: Alderwood Community Church, Lynnwood
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)


When: March 2, 2019
Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran, Everett
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)


When: April 27, 2019
Where: New Hope Covenant Church, Everett
Time: 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided)

Host a training at your church

We also offer training for churches and the community at large. We’d love to come to your church and help the people you worship with understand challenges of poverty and learn the best ways to support people who are struggling. To learn more about hosting a training at your church or office, email feedhopehere@egmission.org.