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Will #hashtags eliminate poverty? 

May 28, 2015 Published by

@RuthWeirich Possible? Have you joined the 232 million plus active users using Twitter to get their messages across? There are literally millions using this platform as a voice for expressing their interests, passions and desires. Will you join with us in drawing attention to #inequality and #PovertyAwareness, #diversity, the #homeless, #lowincomefamilies, #lowwage employees, and...

Boys in Crisis 4th Ed-front

Empowering boys in an age of crisis

May 21, 2015 Published by

An updated edition of Dr. Paul D. Slocumb’s Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis explores familial, social, and media influences on an increasingly embattled population—boys. The majority of mass killings in the United States are committed by men, and almost every mass shooting at a school has been committed by...


Saving the world on a shoestring budget

May 14, 2015 Published by

@RebeccaYount A single mom can’t feed, clothe or shelter her children on a minimum wage job. A rehabilitated prisoner can’t make ends meet on a part-time job, nor can a line cook provide for his family on an unfair wage. So why do nonprofits think they can change the world...

Ruby Payne

Mother’s Day – What does it mean to me?

May 10, 2015 Published by

I always think of Mother’s Day in two ways: the role model that my mother gave to me about being a “mother,” and the ways I have been a mother to my own son. For me, mothering has been one of my greatest joys and one of my greatest terrors....


How does poverty influence the Baltimore situation?

April 30, 2015 Published by

Skin color is always what is noticed first. It is among the easiest things to identify; thus, it is always a factor. But underneath skin color is also gender and class. Baltimore is no exception. True community is always about belonging and safety. When you feel you have neither, then...


Bridges to Health and Healthcare: How SES environments are linked to health disparities and health behaviors

April 14, 2015 Published by

Bridges to Health and Healthcare co-author and aha! Process consultant, Terie Dreussi-Smith, outlines the relationship between SES environments and health disparities and behaviors in her newest white paper. Topics include: – What are the contributing factors that link socioeconomic status (SES) factors to health and health behaviors? – How does Bridges...


Getting Ahead while Getting Out model gives pre-release individuals head start on future

April 9, 2015 Published by

A prisoner reentry model to reduce recidivism through learning, building resources, accountability and collaboration. Getting Ahead while Getting Out is a ground-breaking prisoner reentry model with the goal of engaging incarcerated people, their families, volunteers, community organizations, and people in corrections as problem solvers who work shoulder to shoulder to create...


Why attend our Addressing the Challenges of Poverty National Conference?

March 26, 2015 Published by

@ljacksonahaproc Because this conference looks at reducing poverty in your communities through the lens of economic class. Because, it uses the core constructs and strategies of Bridges Out of Poverty, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students, Getting Ahead and other core products in the strategy....


Tucker Signing Strategies

March 13, 2015 Published by

Are you looking for a developmentally appropriate tool for teaching decoding in Kindergarten that works quickly? Are you looking for a whole class approach?  Are you looking for a way to get special education students to read better – particularly boys? Tucker Signing Strategy is an inexpensive strategy for teaching decoding....