Phoenixville Bridges

(a Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative)

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.)



Phoenixville Senior Center
Oct 30, 2 pm – 5:30 pm > Facilitators: Kate Uhler & Wendy Gaynor
Click here to register for the Oct 30th workshop


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

Click here to register for Oct 30

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd. West Chester, PA  19382

Bonus Training:  Poverty Simulation
January 2020, 10 am – 1 pm > Facilitator: Cheryl Miles

Click here to register for Poverty Simulation



Bethel Baptist Church
Facilitators: Cheryl Miles & Wendy Gaynor
Nov 1, 9 am – 12:30 pm
Click here to register for the Nov 1st workshop


Iglesias Sus Huellas, 445 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, PA, 19460

Facilitadora: Kate Daneker

11 de noviembre, de 6 a 7 p. m

Introduccion a Puentes Para Salir de la Probreza - En Espanol

Haga clic aquí para registrarse para el 11 de noviembre




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

Click here to register for Bridges Out of Poverty Training for Professionals


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*