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Upper Midwest Bridges Conference Unites Community to Fight Poverty

July 14, 2014 Published by

There comes a time in the lifecycle of every Bridges community when a bigger voice is needed to get the word out to garner additional community support.  aha! Process recently partnered with Bridges and community leaders in Dubuque, IA in a region-wide conference aimed at expanding the impact of Bridges... View Article

Bridges Out Of Poverty: North Carolina Community Starts Progam

July 10, 2014 Published by

In Davidson County of northwestern North Carolina, community members participated in a Bridges Out Of Poverty pilot program brought to town by Goodwill Industries. “We looked at what’s going on with them at that moment,” said Janice Richardson, Lexington Career Connections coordinator and co-facilitator.  “The focus was to teach them to... View Article

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North Carolina Community Builds Bridges Out of Poverty

June 21, 2014 Published by

Three women in China Grove, North Carolina have set up a Bridges Out of Poverty program in their community. Originally drawn towards foreign mission work, the women found their calling with those less fortunate people right around them in Rowan County, central North Carolina. The Bridge Builders program, they say, represents... View Article

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Bridges of Hope Turns Life Around for Oklahoma Woman

June 20, 2014 Published by

Tina Bushee was struggling: without a high school diploma or a steady job, she relied on her husband and two children for support. Her old high school in Delaware County, Oklahoma had shut down, making it difficult for her to prove she attended and get her G.E.D. But when she... View Article


Framework Wins AAP Golden Lamp Professional Development Award!

June 12, 2014 Published by

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) awarded its 2014 Golden Lamp Award for Professional Development to Dr. Ruby Payne, Ph.D. for her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach, 5th Edition. “We’re very happy,” said Payne, “that our message continues to help educators,... View Article

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Bridges Out of Poverty Helps in Rogers County, Oklahoma

June 3, 2014 Published by

The Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead programs have helped people from Rogers County, Oklahoma who live in poverty. This northeastern Oklahoma community, not far from Tulsa, has many members living in generational poverty without the knowledge or resources to escape it. Bridges Out of Poverty works to amend... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Helps Idahoans in Workplace

June 1, 2014 Published by

A new Bridges Out Of Poverty program is working with a local organizations in the Idaho panhandle to get people in poverty into the workplace. Collaboration between Bridges Out of Poverty, the local nonprofit Circles, and the town’s Community Action Partnership is helping the poor of Sandpoint, Idaho to escape generational... View Article