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‘How to do Bridges and Getting Ahead’: Communities share downloadable tools

January 15, 2018 Published by

Working through all the pieces of the Bridges model can be daunting. Luckily, one of the strengths of Bridges communities is sharing with one another! Communities have provided artifacts that they use in their Bridges initiatives. You don’t have to reinvent all of the wheels; some of that work has…

aha! Process thanks you

December 22, 2017 Published by

Thank you so much for your continued use of aha! Process strategies. We love enabling individuals, institutions, and communities to stabilize and grow resources for all, particularly those in poverty. Find out more about how aha! Process gives back…

Reentry programs to help save $358 million, reduce prison population by 10%

November 27, 2017 Published by

As Louisiana prepared to release about 1,600 prison inmates early, the state used programs like Getting Ahead While Getting Out to make sure the nonviolent offenders were ready for life on the outside. “In this day and age, with reentry programming, it is going to be evidence-based and data-driven programs…

aha! Community Cookbook preserves family traditions, holiday favorites

November 22, 2017 Published by

It’s free, and it’s a treasure trove of delicious holiday favorites and traditional family dishes, but maybe the best thing about the aha! Community Cookbook is that it’s created by you! We have a great start just in time for Thanksgiving, and we’d love it if you’d email us your…

‘Night Academy’ enables high school graduation for sixth-year senior

November 20, 2017 Published by

When Carlos Guel dropped out of West Burlington High School in Iowa, Vern Reed began sending him messages via Facebook, determined to bring him back. “He would pretty much just tell me to come back to school and he’s not giving up on me,” says Guel in this article from…

‘It’s changed my life’: Mothers in Arizona move ahead in MAMA Project’s video

November 15, 2017 Published by

“You’re going to be afraid. I was afraid. We’re afraid of change. That’s naturally who we are. I just say, ‘Just do it, and go for it,’ and I tell everybody about Getting Ahead. Like, anybody that’ll listen. It’s changed my life,” says Alisa Aponte in the featured video. Aponte…

Staying Ahead podcast debuts in partnership with Howard Community College

November 10, 2017 Published by

Getting Ahead in Howard County, Maryland, has come a long way since graduating its first Getting Ahead group last year. The Howard County Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency’s initiative has been especially focused on “Staying Ahead,” a network of resources and supports that remain available to Getting Ahead graduates after they’ve…

Use Amazon Smile to support aha! Process sites

November 1, 2017 Published by

When you shop with Amazon, you can support many Bridges Out of Poverty communities by starting from smile.amazon.com and selecting a charity. That organization then gets 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. Given the volume of business on Amazon.com, that small percentage can turn into big dividends. Bookmark…

‘We just walk along with them’: Getting Ahead in Kennett Square

October 25, 2017 Published by

The Bridges Out of Poverty initiative in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, continues to build momentum. It was the subject of a research study conducted by Kate Uhler, and the community’s Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World programs have garnered media attention as well. As detailed in this article from Chester County…

Getting out of poverty: Planning ahead while you dodge and weave

October 18, 2017 Published by

The game of life is always complicated, and sometimes the question is: Which game are we even playing? As Hugh, a Getting Ahead investigator in Arizona, shows in this graphic, the game can change depending on your situation and your goals. If you’re in poverty, life can seem a lot…