Trevecca’s Center for Human Flourishing Announces Poverty 101 Course

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Students learn in a classroom on Trevecca's campus.

Trevecca’s Center for Human Flourishing has introduced a free course called Poverty 101 that’s open to the public. This unique learning opportunity guides students through the complex nature of poverty and teaches them how to journey with those trapped in cycles of poverty in dignifying ways.

Thanks to support from the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Trevecca is offering this program free of charge to applicants. The course consists of eight video sessions that allow for a self-paced, asynchronous experience for students. 

The content includes expertise in community development and poverty alleviation from knowledgeable leaders at Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis, Ind. The educational resources they provide are built on decades of research in front-line community development. 

Through the sessions offered in the course, Trevecca is connecting with a growing number of poverty alleviation organizations, churches and nonprofits across Tennessee. The goal of the course is intended to help break the cycle of generational poverty in Nashville and beyond by equipping participants with useful practices and assets.   

The online course is available to anyone, and those interested can register at