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BB&T ‘Bank Bus’ brought in by Bucks County Opportunity Council

April 11, 2019 Published by

The Bucks County Opportunity Council joined forces with BB&T bank to bring that bank’s Bank Bus to Bucks County. Bank users and unbanked individuals alike were invited to visit. The mobile banking and education unit provides free information, credit reports, and tax services. It’s really more like a mobile classroom…

Getting Ahead mental model from Ruben Perez and Phil DeVol

April 10, 2019 Published by

aha! Process national consultant Ruben Perez and Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World author Phil DeVol have developed a new mental model for Getting Ahead. In this short video, DeVol walks you through the model. Share this with anyone thinking of implementing Getting Ahead in their community. Bridges Out of…

United for a Fair Economy spotlight on Phil DeVol

April 9, 2019 Published by

Phil DeVol was interviewed by the nonprofit United for a Fair Economy (UFE) about the role their work plays in Getting Ahead. “I use UFE’s materials in each of my Getting Ahead books and workshops. The UFE activities using bodies to represent data are a great way to generate discussions,”…

Podcast: Neighborhood effects and secondary students

April 5, 2019 Published by

In this podcast, Ruby Payne discusses neighborhood effects on secondary students.  To learn more, check out the latest edition of A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

Join The Glen at St. Joseph for R Rules facilitator training

April 4, 2019 Published by

Dates: Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Place: The Glen at St. Joseph, 611 St. Joseph Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45410 Fee: $99 per person! This Special Pricing includes participant and facilitator workbooks & lunch ($75 value) Seating is Limited: Register soon to reserve…

Employer Resource Networks with James Vander Hulst

February 28, 2019 Published by

Pioneered in Michigan by James Vander Hulst and others, the Employer Resource Network for employers pulls together a consortium of businesses who use a coach to support employees with work-life balance issues such as transportation, childcare, housing, social services, coaching, and more. With these supports, retention and productivity soar. Learn…

School counselor offers tips for understanding rural poverty

February 14, 2019 Published by

Sherry Slankard is a school counselor with more than 25 years’ experience working with at-risk youth through foster parenting and crisis intervention for runaway youth. She is currently site manager of an after-school program and serves as a school counselor in Olney, Illinois. Sherry became a lifetime certified trainer of…

Podcast: Bridges goes legally blonde!

February 12, 2019 Published by

Treasure McKenzie and Sherry Sides discuss the impact of having a lawyer available to Getting Ahead participants and others in the Bridges Out of Poverty community of practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Listen to the podcast.

Bridges Out of Poverty as an economic development tool

February 1, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty supports economic development in communities that struggle with poverty. By bringing together multiple sectors and establishing a common language, Bridges Out of Poverty helps build communities where everyone can live well.

Emotional Poverty audiobook excerpt

January 25, 2019 Published by

Enjoy this short excerpt from the Emotional Poverty audiobook, which is read by the author, Ruby Payne.