Bridges Community Workshop

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Bridges Community Workshop 
Event Information and Resources

Wednesday, October 28 2020; 8:30am – 3:30pm 
Live Online event via Zoom

The Bridges Empowering Boone & Winnebago Counties Project Committee thanks you for your interest in our project and for registering to attend the Bridges Out of Poverty Community Workshop!

We look forward to having you join us on Wednesday, October 28th from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  We know... this sounds like a long day! To help combat your Zoom fatigue we will be taking a 10 minute break each hour and will take a 30 minute break for lunch.  We are confident that our presenter, Terie Dreussi-Smith, and the corredsponding event handouts and activites will keep you engaged! 

Here are the additional Event Resources that you will need:

October 28 Applying Bridges constructs workshop - Please click this link to join the Event. You will be asked for your Name and Email Address and you will then be provided with the link to join the meeting.  You can do this in advance or right before the event begins, it just takes a few minutes to get signed in.  

Event Agenda - For your reference

Event Handouts - Please print a copy of this to follow along during the event and to take notes. This also contains the activities we will complete during the Workshop. 

Post Event Evaluation - Please complete this survey at the conclusion of the event

Bridges Out of Poverty Project Interest Form - If you would like more information about the many ways you can become activley engaged in the project, please complete this form.  

About our Presenter: Terie Dreussi-Smith, M.A.Ed. has been an author/consultant with aha! Process since 1997 and is experienced in bringing diverse audiences to new understandings and paradigms with practical knowledge, humor, and sincerity. Terie has years of both direct and midlevel management experience working with youth and adults in poverty. Her areas of expertise are health and wellness initiatives, K–12 education, higher education, alcohol and other drug prevention, community youth development, and community wellness. 

For additional information on the Bridges Empowering Boone/Winnebago County initiative, click here:

We are grateful for the event sponsorships provided by: City of Belvidere; Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund; Crusader Clinic; Gorman & Company; and Winnbeago County. 

Please contact Mary Cacioppi by email at with any additional questions you may have about the Bridges Out of Poverty Community Workshop, or the project in general.

Thank you again for your time and interest!