Choose one of the following events and join us!

Bridges Out of Poverty Training

Third Thursdays of the month, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Register on Eventbrite.com or click the “Go to Bridges” button below to learn more.

Understand poverty in context along with the “hidden rules” of different socioeconomic classes. Learn how to bridge the gaps between them.

This training helps you learn the language and “hidden rules” of different socioeconomic classes and to recognize community and workplace practices, ideas, and beliefs that create barriers for people experiencing situational and generational poverty. You will be given tools to better understand those who are experiencing poverty, identify and implement practices that can reduce barriers for upward mobility, and help you become more effective in offering support to others. This 2.5-hour Bridges Out of Poverty training is required for Circles Allies, Circles Staff, and Circles Team Members. Attendance is encouraged for other Circles volunteers too.
All Bridges trainings are open to the public and free of charge.

Please log in on time. If you have any questions about this event or any issues logging in, contact Lucy Perkins at lperkins@communityactionuc.org.

Please register at least 24 hours before the event begins. If a minimum number of attendees have not registered, the event will be canceled and a notice sent out the morning of the training.

In addition to the training, we also offer Bridges out of Poverty books for sale if you are interested in purchasing one. (We sell them at a discounted price of $20.00).

Fast Forward Class

Starts July 5

Circles recently launched a new program to help people get to financial stability faster. Financial setbacks can make you feel stuck in a cycle of ever-mounting debt and bills. We can help.

  • In these 8 free classes, you will learn how to:
  • Set boundaries
  • Create a resume
  • Understand and manage your finances
  • Set SMART goals
  • Build your support network
  • Break free from the drama triangle
  • Work with mentors to build your career

Participants in the new Fast Forward program will commit to attending eight bi-weekly classes. Each participant will have the support of a coach and ally who will encourage them in their efforts to meet their financial goals.

Classes are held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am to 12:30pm. Come early for a light breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am. Join us for a free lunch after class from 12:30 – 1:00 pm.

Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Contact us soon to save your place. Email JulieS@CommunityActionUC.org to sign up
Participants who complete all 8 classes will receive $250.

Education Classes

Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Located upstairs in the Community Action Building.

No sign up necessary. Just show up.

Topics include: Escaping the Drama Triangle, Organizational skills, Compassionate Communication, Setting Boundaries, Escaping the Drama Triangle, Parenting Emotionally Smart Children, Compassionate Communication, Mindfulness and Self-Care.

Calendar of education classes:
July 5: Mindfulness
July 12: Parenting Emotionally Smart Children
July 19: Speaker Listener Technique: How to have Good Communication
July 26: Thinking Errors

For Questions contact HelenC@CommunityActionUC.org

Simmering Summer Cooking Classes

Come join us for food and fun!
Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

July 5: Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet
July 12: Chicken Kebabs
July 19: Stuffed Peppers
July 26: Sausage and Veggie Sheet Pan Bake

Samples and recipes provided.
For Questions contact wendyj@communityactionuc.org or call 801-691-5241

Financial Learning Classes

Available in English and Spanish

The Financial Learning Center supports the Community Action Services mission of fostering self-reliance in individuals, families, and communities. We help people learn the financial skills they need to care for themselves and their families better.

We offer one-on-one coaching for the following:

  • Budget
  • Saving
  • Credit
  • Debt Management

Check in daily at 9am.