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The St. Vincent de Paul Society, ...
The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Diocese of Cleveland, is partnering with the City Club of Cleveland to host national poverty expert Donna Beegle at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday, December 4 at noon.
Dr. Beegle will talk about breaking poverty barriers, and among other things, highlight the topic of generational poverty.
She grew up in generational poverty as a child of migrant workers, and at one time was helped by the St. Vincent de Paul Society in her town.
Donna M. Beegle, Ph.D., understands this type of poverty first-hand.
The child of migrant workers, she
traveled with her
family from Arizona to Washington as they followed the fruit-picking season.
left school for marriage at age 15.
At age 25 with two children, no husband, little education and no job skills, she
continued to struggle with poverty.
life finally took a pivotal turn during the following decade when she
defied the odds and obtained her
G.E.D., bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Beegle, President of Communication Across Barriers, as she highlights the importance of gaining understanding and perspective when working with people living in poverty.
is a highly experienced National public speaker and the author of See Poverty, Be The Difference, a resource book for professionals who work with people in poverty.
has worked and written articles providing insights and strategies for communicating more effectively across race, class, gender and generational barriers.
Donna is the only member of her family who has not been incarcerated.
After growing up in generational migrant labor poverty, leaving school for marriage at 15, having two children and continuing to cope with poverty, she
found herself, at 25, with no husband, little education, and no job skills.
What followed in 10 short years were: self-confidence, a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. (with honors) in Communications, a Master's Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies (with honors), and completion of a Doctorate Degree.
Donna completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Portland State University in 2000, where she taught speech communication courses for eight years.
She is currently president of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm devoted to improving communication and relationships.
Donna is also founder of the new nonprofit, Poverty Bridge which is dedicated to changing lives for people in poverty
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We brought Dr. Donna Beegle, President & CEO of Communication Across Barriers, to Rapid City in April, 2014, to launch the Prosperity Initiative.
Dr. Beegle, is a person who grew up in generational poverty and now makes her life's mission helping others understand poverty by providing information that shatters common myths and stereotypes about people who live in poverty.
Nearly 2000 people came to hear Dr. Beegle's story and begin a grassroots conversation about understanding the barriers of breaking the cycle of poverty and working collectively as a community to help people achieve prosperity.
44 people then attended a luncheon with Dr. Beegle
, hosted by JTVF
, to learn more about Communication Across Barriers
approach to working with people in poverty to determine if Rapid City
should consider following this model.
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Editor's note: Donna Beegle is president and founder of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm that works to increase communication across poverty, race, gender and generational barriers, in part with "Poverty 101" workshops.
She has a doctorate in education leadership from Portland State University.
By Donna Beegle, Special to CNN
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Donna Beegle, President, Communication Across Barriers, Inc.
Educating Students Who Live in Poverty