Screen Shot 2016-09-16 at 2.33.43 PMWinona State University’s Adult and Continuing Education program will host the Southeast Minnesota Poverty Institute and a Poverty Coaching Workshop with Donna Beegle Monday, Sept. 26 through Thursday Sept. 29.

Through this series of programming, Beegle will discuss the ways in which poverty is an intergenerational struggle that can be resolved through a cultural understanding and shift in poverty care.

The Poverty Institute on Monday and Tuesday will work with professionals who are working with those in poverty, health professionals, those who offer help and educators.

The Poverty Coaching Workshop on Wednesday and Thursday of that week encourages attendees to become their organization’s poverty expert to develop strategies for systematic organizational change to eliminate poverty barriers.

Registration is limited for the poverty institute, but a waitlist will be available for those who miss registration due to over-capacity. To attend the coaching workshop, attendees must have attended the poverty institute.

This event has been made possible due to partnerships throughout southeastern Minnesota, and attendees who have already registered include professionals from Wisconsin and northern Minnesota.

Beegle writes, speaks and trains across the U.S. to break the cage of poverty, working with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies and other organizations. As the author of two books addressing poverty through the lens of educating others, Beegle’s work has been featured on national TV programming and newspapers.

Registration for the institute can be found at Registration for the workshop can be found at

For more information, contact Adult and Continuing Education at or visit

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