Bridges Out of Poverty Training




Bridges Out of Poverty


Bridges Out of Poverty

is a set of concepts helping businesses, churches, schools, social service organizations and individuals address poverty in a comprehensive way.

It provides ideas and concrete tools a community needs to reduce, alleviate and work with those in poverty. The training covers topics such as causes of poverty, "hidden rules" and "language" of economic classes, as well as resources needed to improve conditions for those in need.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  Trainings are 9 am - 3 PM.  Participants have lunch on their own from 12-1 PM.  

Register for one of the upcoming sessions:

Friday, September 8, 2023

Shonda Hollowell Burrus



Shonda Hollowell Burrus is the chief equity officer for Paducah Public Schools.  She oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of the district's equity team and staff diversity team.  Hollowell Burrus also assists the district and schools in resolving education and diversity issues affecting educators, students, parents and the community. 

Before serving in this role, Hollowell Burrus was assistant principal and dean of students at Paducah Tilghman High School.  She earned a Master of Arts degree in both education administration and educational counseling.

Photo courtesy Paducah Life Magazine and Photographer Thomas Steward

Lynsi Barnhill

Lynsi Barnhill has served on the United Way of Western Kentucky board since 2019. She works at Paducah Public Schools as the director of Food and Nutrition Services.  Lynsi says, “The impact of United Way’s critical services provide equitable, authentic care for our community.”

Tiffany Shemwell

Tiffany Shemwell is a McKinney-Vento Liaison for Paducah Public Schools. 

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is described by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness as a federal law created to support the enrollment and education of homeless students. McKinney-Vento is intended to provide homeless students the same educational opportunities as housed students by removing as many barriers to learning for homeless students as possible. 

Prior to her work at Paducah Public Schools, Shemwell served McCracken County Public Schools in the same capacity.  She has experience in both the health care and education. 

This community impact program is a partnership with 

Paducah Public Schools