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About Building Bridges of Oklahoma

From Poverty to Prosperity to Philanthropy

Poverty in Bartlesville is a problem not only measured by the intangible, personal stories of family heartache, but is also a real cost burden to society every year. Despite continuing efforts to combat it, the poverty rate is growing.

The key is to break the cycle of poverty by moving families out of debt, out of poverty, then finally to self-sufficiency. Participants in Building Bridges who live in generational poverty gain the knowledge and skill sets to allow them to develop a comprehensive plan to move into prosperity.


Gina Elias, Executive Director

Marcus Scott

Molly Spahn