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Muskogee named Bridges Out of Poverty Community of the Year

September 20, 2016 Published by

At the 2016 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference in Orlando, aha! Process will name Muskogee Bridges Out of Poverty the 2016 Bridges Out of Poverty Community of the Year. Bringing many sectors of the community together at the planning table is a central strategy of Bridges, and Muskogee, Oklahoma,...


Letter to Ruby Payne: ‘Every person I’ve spoken to has had an awakening’

September 15, 2016 Published by

Good Evening, Ruby, I asked my colleagues this afternoon “What stood out for you this morning?” Everyone had a different response! For one, it was your explanation of the connection between relationships and ability to express yourself in language – negotiation. For another, it was about role identity defining who...


Bridges of Hope, Allegan County, Michigan, hard at work in second quarter

August 30, 2016 Published by

by Jenifer Mitchell, Bridges of Hope Bridges Out of Poverty Training In April we offered a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop to help members of the community better understand the limitations of living in poverty and how we can enable change. While some attendees represented nonprofit organizations such as St....


How do I get my immigrant students to want to speak English? Part 4

August 17, 2016 Published by

This series shares lessons I learned during a summer session with middle school students labeled “reluctant” to learn English. Follow the links for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the series. Lesson #4: Model a temperament that promotes and maintains a safe environment. Don’t be caught off guard...


New R Rules data released!

August 10, 2016 Published by

We are pleased to announce the release of new data associated with The R Rules, a comprehensive process and curriculum designed to assist young people in identifying, accessing, building, and applying resources. The R Rules uses a caseworker model, systems approach, and draws on concepts from Bridges Out of Poverty and A Framework for...


Building bridges in education

August 2, 2016 Published by

by Vern Reed, The Corners at West Burlington High School I am fortunate to work in a school district that recognizes the power in the Bridges Out of Poverty philosophies. In December, our school hosted a training for all communities in southeast Iowa. Since that training, crazy and incredible things...