Investigations into Economic Class in America - Facilitator NotesThis workshop prepares participants to offer the Investigations curriculum to under-resourced college students.

Training Prerequisites: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Ready for College, Ready for Careers, Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students, Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

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More students from poverty seek postsecondary education every year, but a mere 33% achieve a degree or certificate within six years of enrolling.

This workshop prepares facilitators of Investigations into Economic Class in America, a curriculum for under-resourced college students.

Participants explore the content, processes, and sequences in the Investigations text and develop facilitation skills that allow students to take on the role of knowledge creator.


  • Fundamentally different approach to entry-level student support strategies
  • Trusts students to meet their own needs as they learn to better understand them, which generates transformational change
  • Examines individual behaviors and political/economic systems that contribute to poverty

The workshop also includes opportunities to address the needs of specific populations and build on institutional strengths.