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Professional Development Training Course 

Registration Opens February 1st 2020  

The Mission of Answer Poverty is to interrupt the cycle of poverty. 


As part of that mission we provide professional development training for social workers, teachers, clergy, health care and other social service professionals working with individuals and families living in poverty. 



This is a Professional development training course that emphasizes an asset-based approach to work with people living in poverty and work in low-income communities. 



Details for the Spring 2020 offering of this course are still in development.  Likely start date April 2020.



This training course is primarily for practitioners who are currently employed (or volunteering) as a social service worker, ministry leader, teacher, healthcare worker, program supervisor or community professional working with individuals or families living in poverty. 



To equip practitioners (and their organizations) to develop and deliver programs and services that better understand the reality of a life lived in poverty; and to better understand not just why, but how to help families work to liberate themselves from poverty and its negative impacts.  


Professional Certification 

To receive Professional Development Certification, students must complete a minimum of (20) Class Hours and write a 3000-word learning reflection paper.


College Student Rate & CEU’s  AvailableAsk for details.      

Overview of Spring 2020 Training Course including classes & fees

Spring 2020

Class Schedule Application & Class Registration 

Professional Certification for Professional & Volunteer Practitioners 

To receive Professional  Certification, students must complete a minimum of (20) Class Hours and write a 3000-word learning reflection paper.

Information about Spring 2020  

“We must continue to remind ourselves that the families we serve are human beings…not just the boy who sells drugs on the corner, that crazy family on 5th Street or the girl who got pregnant when she was 14. When we do, it cultivates our capacity to serve with empathy and love…”


Robert Caldwell,

Founder & CEO of AnswerPoverty.org