Phoenixville Bridges

Listening – Engaging – Transforming

(A Bridges Out of Poverty initiative)

MISSION:  To create a common language around poverty, throughout the community with county collaboration to create pathways to self-sufficiency for all constituents.

Bridges Out of Poverty helps communities:

    • Revitalize neighborhoods
    • Improve on-the-job productivity
    • Enhance economic development
    • Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
    • Strengthen educational attainment and job skills
    • Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, welfare

Steering Committee

Kris Keller
Theresa Thornton
Mark King Exley
Anna Mae Galbraith
Julie Gaudan
Janet Gervais
Gwynne Hagee
Melinda Izzo
Lisa Longo
Marnie Melvin
Jeesely Soto
Rev. Mark Young
Janet Zeis

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops

Thursday April 16th
2 pm to 5:30 pm

co-facilitator Wendy Gaynor
Bethel Baptist Church
412 Fairview Street, Phoenixville

Saturday April 25th
9 am to 12:30 pm

co-facilitator Kate Daneker
SteelTown Village Community Center
730 Wheatland Street, Phoenixville

Tuesday Evenings May 12th and May 19th
6 pm to 8 pm
co-facilitator Melanie Weiler
Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Social Center
55 Starr Street, Phoenixville

Over 100 guests have attended the four 2019 Bridges Out of Poverty workshops brought to the Phoenixville area in collaboration with the Southern Chester County Opportunity Network.

Guest Testimonial

“Anyone looking to truly make a difference should look no further than this very well researched and informed presentation.”

– Michael S

Questions About Phoenixville Bridges?

Contact Kris Keller, or Theresa Thornton,