(a Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative)

Poverty Simulation
January 25, 2020, 10 am – 1 pm > Facilitator: Cheryl Miles at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd. West Chester, PA  19382

Click here to register for Poverty Simulation


Date to be announced:

Iglesias Sus Huellas, 445 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, PA, 19460, Introduccion a Puentes Para Salir de la Probreza - En Espanol

Additional 2020 dates to be announced


More information coming soon:

Phoenixville Social Concerns webpage


Phoenixville Bridges Out of Poverty Formed To Help Communities:

  • Enhance economic development
  • Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
  • Strengthen educational attainment and job skills
  • Improve on-the-job productivity
  • Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare
  • Revitalize neighborhoods

Join us for a FREE half-day workshop to learn more about building sustainable communities where EVERYONE can live well

Bridges Out of Poverty provides a family of concepts and workshops to help employers, community organizations, churches, social service agencies, and individuals to develop a common language and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.  Each workshop is FREE TO ATTEND. (A tax deductible donation of $15 for materials is appreciated.)

2020 Events to be announced soon, also watch our new information page at Phoenixville Social Concerns Committee page here



PAST Events

Phoenixville Senior Center
Oct 30, 2 pm – 5:30 pm > Facilitators: Kate Uhler & Wendy Gaynor

Barkley Elementary School (2-part workshop)
Oct 23, 6-8 pm >Facilitators: Cheryl Miles & Melanie Weiler
Oct 30, 6-8 pm > Facilitator: Kate Uhler

Bethel Baptist Church
Facilitators: Cheryl Miles & Wendy Gaynor, Nov 1, 9 am – 12:30 pm

Training for Professionals - for social service professionals to become a BOP Trainer
Westminster Presbyterian Church
10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd. West Chester, PA  19382

Nov 15, 8 am - 4:30 pm, cost $20, includes lunch and workshop materials

This is part of a local initiative to bring a national program of community and participant education programs aimed at building long term sustainability for individuals and the Greater Phoenixville Community.  For more information, please contact Orion Communities at 610-415-1140 or email or

*Refreshments will be provided*