Investing in the Bettinas of our Community!

Bettina - "I stopped having any hopes, dreams or goals. I was accepted in the Building Bridges program, not sure what to expect, but I went to class, put in the work, and it was sometimes painful and uncomfortable but I never gave up. Today I have hopes, dreams, goals, and healthy relationships with some amazing people."

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$5.00 Level

66 Supporters

Your gift of $5 or more will make an impact. Every donation of any size takes us closer to our goal.

$10.00 Level

22 Supporters

Your donation puts us $10 closer to our goal! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.

$25.00 Level

37 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $25 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

$360.00 Level

7 Supporters

Your generous donation of $360 is so helpful! It will fund one participant (leader) and their ally for a year's materials in the program to help them toward thriving, not just surviving. 360 for Good!

Project Overview

Our project is to provide funding for class participants like Bettina to attend a weekly class to learn the tools they need to better their lives, achieve their goals, and fulfill their dreams.  Each person's needs are different - some are to get custody of chidren, to be able to afford a home of their own, to raise their family, to get an education, to make a better life for themselves.  

Class participants (leaders) commit to an 18 week program in the beginning, two hours per week plus homework assignments.  It's an intense time of learning and accepting themselves, delving into their situations, and learning about health, finances, goals, community involvement, and healthy relationships.



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About Building Bridges Joplin

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.


Building Bridges Joplin

Joplin, Missouri
(417) 624-0153