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Workplace Stability: New release applies Bridges in the business sector

June 17, 2016 Published by

Many Bridges Out of Poverty certified trainers have asked about using the Bridges constructs in the business sector. Workplace Stability, a new release from aha! Process, shares strategies businesses can use to provide low-cost employee benefits and build corporate stability. Susan Chrisman, a McDonald’s franchisee with multiple locations, calls it...

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How do I get my immigrant students to want to speak English? Part 3

June 7, 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 and Part 2 of the series. Lesson #3: Teaching requires much less effort when you first focus on the strengths students possess. Discovering the assets...

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Howard County celebrates first annual Getting Ahead Awards Gala

May 28, 2016 Published by

In Maryland, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Department of Citizen Services honored Getting Ahead program graduates and supporters at the first annual Getting Ahead Awards Gala held on Friday, May 20, at the North Laurel Community Center. The awards gala was created by the Getting Ahead graduate...

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When water becomes unavailable, people in poverty are hardest hit

May 20, 2016 Published by

@rubyKpayne Corpus Christi, Texas, a city of a little over 300,000 people along the Gulf Coast, has a “boil water” advisory in effect. What that means is that the city water is not safe to drink. Why? Because the city management and city council failed to put adequate chlorine in...

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Iowa high school to offer Investigations as a night class

May 15, 2016 Published by

The Bridges Out of Poverty community in West Burlington, Iowa, is strong. In the fall two teachers at West Burlington High School will bring Investigations into Economic Class in America to high school juniors as a night offering. Students who enroll will receive elective credit. The course, to be co-facilitated...

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RISE Getting Ahead in Spanish achieves 100% graduation rate

May 7, 2016 Published by

by Brian Fowler, RISE On April 28 the RISE 2016 Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World Spanish class celebrated its graduation. The class started with 11 students, and all 11 graduated. This 100% Getting Ahead graduation rate is a first for RISE. Congratulations to Angela, Bonnie, Renee, and Krista for...

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How do I get my immigrant students to want to speak English? Part 2

April 28, 2016 Published by

This series shares lessons I learned during a summer session with middle school students labeled “reluctant” to learn English. Follow this link for Part 1 of the series. Lesson #2: If you want people to “want” to do something different—especially something they consider unpleasant—adding robust joy is a must! In...