Trevecca offers free course for public on topic of poverty

Trevecca offers free course for public on topic of poverty

Trevecca Nazarene University
| 23 Mar 2023

Trevecca’s Center for Human Flourishing has introduced a free course called Poverty 101, which is 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 students to have a self-paced, asynchronous experience. 

The content includes expertise in community development and poverty alleviation from knowledgeable leaders at Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The center’s educational resources 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 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

--Trevecca Nazarene University.



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