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Bridges Out Of Poverty Awareness Events in East Texas

October 10, 2014 Published by

In the East Texas community of Tyler, Bridges Out Of Poverty and other local organizations are organizing a number of poverty awareness events in the coming weeks. A Cost of Poverty workshop including the class “Getting Ahead In a Just Getting By World” and other classes will take place on... View Article


Moffat County United Way Receives $50k Grant for Bridges Initiative!

October 6, 2014 Published by

We are pleased to announce that Moffat County (CO) United Way’s Community Impact Program has received a Daniels Fund grant of $50,000 for their Bridges Out of Poverty initiative! After Moffat County offered available national data and conducted research on existing Bridges communities, the Foundation was so impressed with the... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Educates Kansas College Students

October 3, 2014 Published by

At Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas, a recent Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop outlined the hidden rules and differences between lower, middle, and upper classes. The attendees broke into groups to discuss the question of “What is poverty?” Then, many explanations and assumptions brought up in this... View Article

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Ruby Payne Teaches Ohio Community About Poverty

October 1, 2014 Published by

In Central Ohio’s Knox County, Ruby Payne spoke at a one-day Bridges Out Of Poverty educational workshop that attracted 150 members of the community. She gave an overview of how America historically and currently combats poverty, drew the distinction between situational and generational poverty, and described differences in attitudes and... View Article


Creating Employer Stability by Investing in Employees

September 25, 2014 Published by

Employers are constantly looking for ways to increase productivity and motivation while improving the bottom line. Recently, I’ve read two books on how investing in your workforce creates employer stability. The first book is The Good Jobs Strategy by Zeynep Ton. Ton’s research shows how operational excellence means sustainable wages,... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Teaches Mississippians About Poverty

September 20, 2014 Published by

A recent Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop in Starkville, Mississippi educated about twenty members of the community about the causes, prevalence, and effects of generational poverty. With a poverty rate of 22.5%, Mississippi remains the poorest state in the country and requires creative thinking and solutions. Bobby Weatherly, host of this... View Article


Three Classes at the Table

September 11, 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