What is Brake the Cycle of Poverty?
 
 
Brake the Cycle of Poverty 
is a faith-based Social Justice mission to increase poverty awareness in the
United States and, in particular, throughout the state of Connecticut. 
 
We have combined our action-based faith mission with our enjoyment of cycling
to ri
de throughout Connecticut each year to meet with people who are trying to
educate them
selves about the poverty conditions in their community and their
state and to advocate for
equitable changes in Connecticut's social welfare systems.
 
Our original Brake the Cycle of Poverty ride began from St. Bridget church in
Manchester, CT on July 27, 2003. We joined a group of like-minded advocates
from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development who began their ride in
San Francisco, CA. We connected with them in Baltimore and rode into
Washington, DC. together. They, as we, stopped along the way to share our
experiences and offer assistance in reducing poverty in each community we engaged.
 
Since that time we have ridden each year in response to invitations from
community
groups and faith organizations interested in our mission and in
sharing our experiences.
 
We have taken our Brake the Cycle of Poverty experience and have been extending
it to CT communities,
raising awareness of poverty and hopefully stimulating
discussion and energizing talk in your neighborhood about poverty issues
.
 
We meet with all faith-based communities interested in Thinking About,
Talking About, and Taking Action
against poverty in Connecticut.
We began our CT visits in March 2004, completed our initial week-long ride
in early August 2004 and have continued our multi-year mission.
 

       Would you like to ride with us?

        …..drive a sag wagon?
 
         …..help with our presentations?
 
         …..learn about poverty?
 
         Please Contact:
 
         Lou Terzo at twoterzos@att.net or (860) 268-8145
 
         John Ryan at socialministry@manchestercatholic.org or (860) 716-3914