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Dr. Donna Beegle M.


Communication Across Barriers

HQ Phone: (503) 590-4599

Email: d***@***.com

Communication Across Barriers

P.O. Box 23071

Tigard, Oregon 97281

United States

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Background Information


Western Region Education Service Alliance

Board Member
Amarillo Area Foundation

US Secretary

PovertyBridge Opportunity Community

Board Member
PovertyBridge Opportunity Community


Doctoral Degree

Portland State University

Educational Leadership
Portland State University

Master's degree

associate's degree

Mt. Hood Community College

bachelor's degree
University of Portland


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Donna Beegle

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. Donna 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.

In America – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

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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

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Donna Beegle, President and Co-Founder of Communication Across Barriers.

Donna Beegle delivers a keynote address at the 2014 St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly in Atlanta. Beegle emphasized the importance of gaining understanding and perspective when working with people in poverty. The Assembly was hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Georgia.

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