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Not a News Flash… Poverty is an indicator of college enrollment and graduation

November 23, 2014 Published by

Examining data from more than 3.5 million high school graduates, a report released by the National Student Clearinghouse states that poverty remains a more important indicator of whether a student will enroll/attend college than other factors. Those of us that work with under-resourced students know that there are two important ways to help your students a)... View Article

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Is Your Community at Risk?

November 6, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Summit at a Maryland University

October 29, 2014 Published by

On November 14th, Allegany College in Maryland will be hosting the 48th Annual Institute on Medicine and Religion, with a panel based around Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities. Terie Dreussi-Smith, co-author of the book, will be presenting about poverty and healthcare along with a board of specialists in various... View Article

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Mitigating Factors: Negative Neighborhoods and Student Learning

October 23, 2014 Published by

We can’t give up on students who are just struggling to survive. In a piece for the October edition of AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education) Magazine, Dr. Ruby Payne cites the relationship between negative neighborhood characteristics and poor student performance. Where some educators see pessimism, Dr. Payne sees positivity,... View Article


Bridges Out Of Poverty Workshop Educates New York State

October 22, 2014 Published by

A recent two-day Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop in Watertown, New York educated one hundred and fifty people about poverty and socioeconomic differences. Many of those who participated in the workshop work in social services, and the discussions they heard and participated in will directly contribute to their professions. “For instance,... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Educates Wyoming Employers

October 17, 2014 Published by

About 20 employers from the northern Wyoming town of Sheridan participated in a recent Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop. This one-day workshop focused on how different employers can answer the financial needs and pressures of their employees. Presenters drew the distinction between situational and generational poverty, as well as the... View Article


Announcing Charity Tracker!

October 17, 2014 Published by

Bridges communities across the nation have long been asking for evaluation tools to prove the success of Getting Ahead efforts to justify program continuation and expansion. Until now, the solutions we found were both highly complicated and expensive to implement. We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Simon... View Article

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Miami Bridges Out Of Poverty Organization Helps Those In Need

October 15, 2014 Published by

A new Bridges Out Of Poverty program in Miami, Florida will teach families how to access resources, tap into their own talents, and escape poverty. This 20-week, 10-person class will meet once a week to learn and share ideas and strategies for supporting oneself. This new program is inspired by the... View Article


Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference Recap

October 11, 2014 Published by

Is there a better way to begin a conference on poverty reduction than greeting 16 bike riders who trekked from Lancaster, PA to Nashville, TN, riding through wind, rain, fog and ultimately sunshine, to raise awareness? Chuck Holt, Executive Director of The Factory Ministries (a Bridges Out of Poverty community... View Article