Bridges Out of Poverty: A framework for understanding Poverty and Building Respect between and among people in Poverty, Middle Class and Wealth

Regina A. Lewis, Ph.D.Regina Lewis, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Luzerne County Community College Educational Conference Center

This evening session will provide an introduction to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty, from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty.

Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.


Regina A. Lewis holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Research and Policy, a Master of Arts in Communication, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is also certified in an array of assessment tools, including LM360, Firo Business Assessment, Workplace Big 5, and Emotional Intelligence. Additionally, Dr. Lewis is a certified trainer of Bridges Out of Poverty, College Achievement Alliance.

Dr. Lewis, has presented on diversity and inclusion, cross-cultural leveraging, strategic planning, retention, and understanding and climbing out of poverty across the US and in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Korea, Japan, Germany, and Ethiopia. She leads and has alliances with worldwide organizations, specializing in leadership development and organization communication. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit agencies, and educational institutions.

Dr. Lewis is  the department chairperson and instructor of Communication and the director of the Women’s Forum at Pikes Park Community College. She is an adjunct professor of Freshman Seminar at the University of Colorado Springs, and serves as an executive coach for the Center for Creative Leadership.

Dr. Lewis’s publications and presentations focus on areas of diversity, leadership, preparedness of future leaders, and instructional delivery platforms.

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