Transformational Learning 

Is your church, mission team, or organization interested in a holistic, relational approach to poverty alleviation? Do you question how your service can make a deeper impact?  Are you ready to take the next steps towards transformation?
COT can help! 

Cost of Poverty Experience


The Cost of Poverty Experience is a 2.5 hour immersive experience that gives you the opportunity to gain a glimpse into the lives of families in our communities that face poverty everyday. COPE gives participants an opportunity to experience poverty firsthand through the eyes of real families. The experiential nature of this training helps organizations and communities more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for addressing the issues of poverty more comprehensively. 

Upcoming COPE Events 

November 5, 2022

Christ United

Mobile, AL

January 21, 2023

ACOM: Team Based Learning Center

Dothan, AL

SHIFT: Relationships Can Change How We Think About Poverty

We all want to see lasting change in our communities, but knowing how to get there is another story. SHIFT is an online course that will help you or your organization reimagine your approach to poverty and put practical tools in your toolbox to help your community thrive. Along the way, you’ll hear firsthand stories of those with lived experience, wrestle with questions together with your learning cohort, and work through short but powerful assessments and exercises. 

This is a three week virtual course facilitated by COT's Director, Katy Wrona. 
If your organization or church is interested in hosting a learning cohort, please email Katy at [email protected] 

Biblical Framework For Poverty Alleviation Workshop

The Biblical Framework For Poverty Alleviation is a half day workshop that introduces the audience to core principles and learning tools offered by the Chalmers Center. This workshop is facilitated by COT's Director, Katy Wrona, a certified Chalmers Ambassador. 

This workshop can be held in person or virtually via Zoom. 

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COT Basics Workshop

This 90 minute workshop provides participants an opportunity to gain an understanding of COT's mission and our approach to holistic poverty alleviation.

This workshop can be held in person or virtually. 

Host A Workshop

If your organization or church is interested in hosting one of the workshops, please complete the interest form below! 

If you have any questions, please contact Katy Wrona at [email protected] 

Interest Form 

Additional Resources

Here are some other organizations with books, videos, and courses to help you or your organization explore a relational approach to poverty alleviation. Click on the logos to access their websites!

The Chalmers Center

Home to some of our favorite book studies and training courses.

Think Tank, Inc.

Our partner for curriculum, training, and COPE events.

True Charity Network

Tools and resources to improve the effectiveness of poverty alleviation efforts.

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