Building Bridges Joplin
Joplin, Missouri | https://www.buildingbridges4states.org
Building Bridges’s mission is to inspire and equip families and communities to resolve poverty and thrive. We believe that responsibility for both poverty and prosperity rests not only in the hands of individuals, but also with societies, institutions, and communities. Our work is to engage people and organizations in the community to help end poverty.
Since 2013, Building Bridges, formerly Circles Joplin, has worked to address poverty by providing education, tools, and relationships so participants may develop skills to achieve long-term self-sufficiency. Our approach combines several disciplines including: community organizing, grassroots leadership, SMART goal setting, financial literacy, peer-to-peer counseling and learning, and child/youth development.