Posts by aha! Process:

Conservatives and liberals work together on poverty

July 17, 2018 Published by

Phil DeVol and Gene Krebs have been featured on multiple television shows recently in support of their book Bridges Across Every Divide. The book outlines how political progressives and conservatives alike can put aside their differences to work on policies that work for the poor. Check out their recent panel…

MLB All-Star relief pitcher attends R Rules graduation

July 9, 2018 Published by

When OhioGuidestone graduated 60 eighth-grade students from The R Rules, they had a major-league surprise lined up. Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller was present to answer questions and take photographs with the graduates. The R Rules is a process and curriculum to identify, access, build, and apply resources for success…

What is it like to get healthcare when you’re in poverty?

June 27, 2018 Published by

Bridges to Health and Healthcare coauthor Terie Dreussi-Smith has published an article in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The article was written with Barbara Wise and tells what it’s like when people from generational poverty visit healthcare providers. The article also uses the Bridges lens to…

Podcast: Getting Ahead for Total Worker Health

June 22, 2018 Published by

I wanted to introduce the concept of health equity in this webinar because I think this is a really important topic, and I think discussing poverty and discussing issues like structural racism, those things tend to lead to inequities and disparities that don’t allow for people to have equal opportunity…

MAMA program changes lives with Getting Ahead

June 19, 2018 Published by

Alisa Aponte’s life began its dramatic turnaround that day back in February 2017. That’s when her cousin told her about a class called “Getting Ahead” that would enable people living in poverty to start building knowledge and resources toward a better future. “This was my opportunity to do something for…

What educators need to know about Ruby Payne’s book ‘Emotional Poverty’

June 13, 2018 Published by

“If only they were motivated, if only they were not so angry, if only I felt safer.” School safety is now a primary concern for educators, who are increasingly frustrated by confrontations over students’ disruptive and unproductive behaviors. But information about the emotional sources of this behavior is lacking, as…

Former NFL player LaVar Glover continues work with Getting Ahead

June 11, 2018 Published by

LaVar Glover is the director of self-sufficiency for Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area in Ohio, and he is heading up Getting Ahead initiatives at that organization. In an article from Dayton.com, Glover says of his work, “Becoming the director of self-sufficiency was a great fit for me.…

Bridges Across Every Divide Podcast – Episode 1: The beginning of a beautiful friendship

May 8, 2018 Published by

with Phil DeVol and Gene Krebs Gene Krebs: Ron Amstutz, then chair of the Ohio House Finance Committee, had been for some time looking for some pixie dust, some thing that he could sprinkle over the issue of poverty and all the silos that relate to poverty, and come up…

Fowler offers song, scholarship to attend Addressing the Challenges of Poverty conference

May 2, 2018 Published by

Brian Fowler is contributing one scholarship to attend the Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference this year in Atlanta, Georgia. This scholarship will be funded by the proceeds of songs he wrote after he facilitated several groups of Getting Ahead investigators. You can purchase the songs or album via…

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with professional development

April 30, 2018 Published by

Teacher Appreciation Week starts next week, and what better way to celebrate than with professional development from aha! Process? Professionals in early childhood and pre-K, K–12, and higher education deserve the best tools and strategies for building educational equity for students from all backgrounds. Minneapolis is beautiful in June, and…