Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Saturday

October 19, 2013

Volunteer 'navigators' needed to help at conference

TRAVERSE CITY — One of the best ways to help people move out of poverty is through one-on-one relationships.

That’s why the Poverty Reduction Initiative is putting out a call for relationship volunteers called “navigators.”

Navigators share their networks and experience with those struggling to improve their lives. A navigator would be expected to commit six months, a few hours each month, to provide guidance and encouragement, as well as advice on how to connect with resources.

Navigator training will take place on Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Northwest Michigan Works in Traverse City. To sign up for the mandatory training, please email Susan McQuaid at susan@unitedwaynwmi.org or call 947-3200, ext. 205.

Trained “navigators” will work with participants at a free Opportunity Conference 2013 at Bayview Wesleyan Church, Nov. 5 when Donna Beegle, a national authority on poverty, will speak. Participants will learn how to gain confidence, get through hard times, create goals and work a plan.

They will also build a support network and meet a personal” navigator” to help them.

To reserve a spot at the Opportunity Conference 2013 call Anna at 231-929-5067. For more information go to TraverseBayPRI.org

1
Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl